Israel’s C-Dome air defense system, which is based on the Iron Dome land-based air defense system, has undergone successful testing.
The interceptor, which was mounted on the Sa’ar 6-class “Magen” corvette of the Israel Navy, was accurate when confronted with simulated threats like rockets, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Israel Navy, the Israel Missile Defense Organization, Rafael Advanced Systems, and the Directorate of Defense Research and Development of the Defense Ministry are all partners in the C-Dome project.
By protecting critical assets like natural gas production in Israel’s exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean, the naval Iron Dome strengthens Israel’s military’s ability to defend its maritime boundaries.
Its construction is based on Israel’s current air defense system, which includes Iron Dome, David’s Sling, Arrow 2, and Arrow 3.
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stated, “The C-Dome system is a huge leap forward in our military capabilities and ensures the Israeli defense establishment’s superiority and operational capabilities in the face of growing threats in the maritime domain.”
The naval adaptation of the system is a component of our cutting-edge, multi-tiered air and missile defense system.
I want to convey my sincere gratitude to the Directorate for Defense R&D, the Israeli Defense Forces, and Rafael for bringing a technological vision to fruition and creating operational capabilities in the field, the minister said.
With Iranian backing, Hezbollah has built a marine battalion and vowed to attack the Israeli gas fields.
Hezbollah has threatened to strike Israeli gas installations and, with Iranian assistance, has built a maritime force.
Hezbollah launched a C-701 anti-ship missile at the Israel Navy’s “Hanit” during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, killing four crew members and damaging the Sa’ar-5 class corvette.
Since then, it’s thought that Hezbollah has obtained more sophisticated Chinese and Russian anti-ship missiles with Iranian support.