The Iron Dome system, used to intercept and destroy short and mid-range missiles, was deployed recently in Haifa as part of the system's operational trial stage.
The IDF said on Monday that it plans to move the system around the country in coming weeks to ensure each site's readiness should the system be needed there in a real emergency.
Tests have been carried out on the system for several months now. The system was also tested in Israel's south during the recent tensions in Gaza.
At that time, the system successfully intercepted and destroyed several missiles. Even after the situation in the south returned to normal, IDF airspace protection units continued to deploy Iron Dome batteries in the south, in preparation for eventual permanent deployment there.
In the future, the IDF intends to deploy Iron Dome systems in the central Dan region as well as in the north. In a few months, airspace protection units will receive their third battery, and within two years there will be four Iron Dome batteries in the country.
The IDF hopes that all the planned sites will be operational within a few months. "Iron Dome is continuing its testing and initial deployment. The system's location is determined by authorized personnel, in accordance with an assessment of the situation and the ever-changing security reality," an IDF spokeman said.