Another Milestone Achieved in Final Operational Capability of C- Dome on INF Sa’ar 6-class Corvettes

June 5, 2023 – Haifa, Israel – Last week RAFAEL alongside the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in collaboration with the Israeli Navy and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., is pleased to announce the successful completion of a series of comprehensive tests for the naval version of the Iron Dome system, known as “C-Dome.” These tests mark a significant step towards achieving the final operational capability of the C-Dome system on the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6-class corvettes.

Throughout the rigorous testing process, the C-Dome system, installed on the Sa’ar 6 “Magen” corvettes, demonstrated its exceptional capability to intercept and neutralize advanced threats that pose a danger to Israel’s strategic assets and infrastructure within its exclusive economic zone. The operational personnel of the Israeli Navy flawlessly operated the systems during the tests, showcasing the readiness of the “Magen” corvettes.

Minister of Defense, Yoav Gallant: “The C-Dome system constitutes a significant leap forward in our defense capabilities, and ensures the Israeli defense establishment’s superiority and operational capabilities in the face of growing threats in the maritime arena. The system’s naval adaptation is part of our advanced multi-tier air and missile defense system. I would like to express my great appreciation for the Directorate for Defense R&D, the IDF, and Rafael, for turning a tech vision into reality – developing operational capabilities in the field.”

Executive Vice President and Head of the Land and Naval Systems Directorate at RAFAEL, Dr. Ran Gozali: “The success of the latest live trials of the C-DOME missile defense system constitutes another technological breakthrough led by RAFAEL. We are proud of our role in supporting the development of the Israeli Navy’s operational capabilities and of the Israel Defense Forces in general. We continue striving towards executing our mission of ensuring technological excellence and the most capable defense for the State of Israel.”

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