2016-06-08 / Mideast

Israel tests new sea-based missile


Israel said it successfully tested a sea-based Iron Dome missile defense system.

During the test, which was announced two weeks after it took place, the sea-based version intercepted short-range rockets launched from the shore. The system is called C-Dome.

Israel’s Navy reportedly will incorporate the Iron Dome into its defensive systems.

The sea-based Iron Dome is designed to protect Israeli offshore oil and gas platforms. Hamas targeted Israeli platforms during the summer 2014 Gaza war. (JTA)

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