Friday, May 24, 2024

Israeli navy’s uses new aerial defense system to intercept drone

The Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvette successfully intercepted a drone approaching Eilat, Israel, tonight, using the newest air defense system.

The interception marks the first successful deployment of the C-DOME system, a naval adaptation of the renowned Iron Dome system, designed for use on maritime platforms.

Developed by the state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the C-DOME system proved its efficacy as it thwarted a suspicious hostile target in the Red Sea overnight, as confirmed by Rafael on its official platform.


According to the Israeli Defense Forces statement, a suspicious aerial target had crossed into Israeli territory following a warning of a hostile aircraft in the coast city of Eilat.

The target was identified and successfully intercepted by the IDF, the statement added, and there were no casualties or damage caused.

“C-DOME is the naval version of the Iron Dome and is integrated on the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvette. This achievement serves as a major milestone showing the C-DOME’s operational capabilities,” stated a representative from Rafael.

The C-DOME system represents a maritime evolution of the Iron Dome, a proven defense mechanism employed by Israel on land, which has successfully neutralized thousands of rockets and various threats over the past decade.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more