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Israeli navy declares ship-mounted version of Iron Dome operational

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

A C-Dome interceptor missile is fired from an Israeli naval ship in October 2022. (Defense Ministry)
A C-Dome interceptor missile is fired from an Israeli naval ship in October 2022. (Defense Ministry)

A ship-mounted version of the Iron Dome air defense system is declared operational following a recent test by the Defense Ministry and Israeli Navy.

In a joint statement, the Defense Ministry and military say the system, known as C-Dome, underwent a successful test last month aboard the Sa’ar 6-class corvette INS Oz.

“The test simulated real threats and included the system’s successful detection and interception of targets in challenging scenarios,” the ministry says.

“The C-Dome System 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,” it adds.

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