IDF says hostile target downed by ship-mounted Iron Dome in Eilat area

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF says a “suspicious aerial target” — believed to be a drone launched from Yemen — was downed by a ship-mounted Iron Dome system, known as C-Dome, in the Eilat area.

The target entered Israeli airspace from the direction of the Red Sea, and was tracked by the military until it was successfully shot down by one of the Navy’s Sa’ar 6-class corvettes, the IDF says.

No sirens sounded in Eilat as there was no threat to civilians, the military adds.

It marks the second-ever successful interception carried out by the C-Dome system.

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