Israel Defense Ministry on Monday said they have successfully launched the “Protective Dome” system, a naval defense system based on the Iron Dome, the first such kind so far that has the capability to target rockets, cruise missiles, and UAVs.
In a statement, the ministry said, the Navy, the Defense Ministry’s Israel’s Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in the Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (Maf’at), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) completed a series of interception tests with the “Protective Dome” system against a variety. “It was successfully tested for the first time on the Saar-6 corvette, INS Magen,” the statement added.
Israel Defense Minister, Benny Gantz said they will continue to upgrade their capabilities in defense and attack, in order to protect “Israel’s security superiority in the region, the citizens of Israel and the Israeli economy.”
“The technology that we are developing in the multi-layered defense system of the State of Israel allows us vital freedom of action vis-à-vis Iranian emissaries in the region and the means at their disposal, which are evolving,” Gantz quoted as saying by his office.
The head of the IMDO, Moshe Fattal, branded the test as another historic milestone for the Iron Dome system. “The success of the experiment further strengthens our confidence in the system and its ability to protect large areas and strategic assets of the State of Israel,” Fattal added.
Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett congratulated the ministry of defense for the accomplishment, labeling it “as an important layer in Israel’s security envelope.”
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