Missile Defense System

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Haifa, Israel

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate for Defense R&D of the Israel Ministry of Defense, and the IDF have completed a successful series of live-fire tests of the ‘C-Dome’ system - an advanced naval configuration of the Iron Dome defense system. The ‘C-Dome’ was operated for the first time aboard the Israeli Naval Ship (INS) Sa'ar 6 ‘Magen’ corvette against multiple advanced threats. Crew members of the INS ‘Magen’ led the ‘C-Dome’ tests.

‘C-Dome’ system - an advanced naval configuration of the Iron Dome defense system.

The test campaign consisted of a number of scenarios simulating advanced threats, including rockets, cruise missiles and UAVs. The ‘C-Dome’ is capable of successfully intercepting such threats. This successful live-fire test is an important milestone and demonstrates the operational capability of the Israeli Navy to defend the strategic assets and vital interests of the State of Israel against current and evolving threats.

The ‘C-Dome’ onboard missile defense system is based on the Iron Dome defense system developed by Rafael, with the command-and-control system developed by mPrest. ‘C-Dome’ interfaces with the Saar 6's ‘Adir’ radar, developed by IAI's ELTA division. It joins other advanced systems that make up Israel's multi-tier missile defense array, including the Arrow and David's Sling systems. Development of ‘C-Dome’ was led by the IMDO in Israel's Ministry of Defense.

“Today we mark another historic milestone for the Iron Dome defense system — the completion of a series of successful offshore tests of the missile defense system onboard a naval vessel,” said Moshe Patel, Director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization. “The advanced detection system accurately identified various threats including rocket fire, cruise missiles and UAVs. The system successfully intercepted the threats with surgical precision. The success of today's tests further strengthens our confidence in our missile defense systems as well as the ability of the Israeli Navy to defend the maritime assets of the State of Israel.”

IRON DOME™ Is a multi-purpose, combat proven system that detects, assesses and intercepts incoming artillery such as: C-RAM, Cruise Missiles, Precise Guided Missiles (PGM), UAVs, Air Breathing Threats (ABTs) and dense salvos. To date, the system has more than 2,000 interceptions and a success rate greater than 90-percent. A U.S. version of the system, known as “SkyHunter™,” is offered by Raytheon and Rafael. The SkyHunter interceptor can be integrated into the U.S. Army's Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) and other V-SHORAD systems.

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