by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Israel’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday it has successfully conducted a C-Dome interception test from the Sa’ar 6 INS Oz missile ship, the Jerusalem Post reports. The C-Dome is an advanced form of the renowned Iron Dome aerial defense system.
The C-Dome is operated from four Sa’ar 6 Magen-class corvettes, JPost said. The Sa’ar 6 missile ships will be guarding strategic infrastructure such as the natural gas rigs. The C-Dome has been placed on the Sa’ar 6 instead of the rig itself for safety reasons.
The interception test was conducted by the Israeli Navy, the Israel Defense Ministry IMDO, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Israel Aerospace Industries’ Elta, and mPrest, JPost reports. Simulating real threats, the test included the detection and interception of targets.
In a statement, the Defense Ministry said: “The C-Dome system expertly identified threats and successfully intercepted them by launching Iron Dome interceptors toward them from the sea. Operationalizing the system constitutes a significant milestone in enhancing the capabilities of the corvettes.”
“[The C-Dome] constitutes a significant addition to the Israeli Navy’s defense capabilities in a wide array of missions, including the guarding of strategic assets, the Exclusive Economic Zone, and maintaining the regional maritime superiority of the State of Israel,” the Defense Ministry statement added
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