A sea-based model of Israel’s acclaimed Iron Dome anti-missile protection system accomplished a collection of advanced offshore checks simulating threats which might be prone to be confronted by the Israeli Navy, the Israel Protection Forces, Rafael Superior Programs and Protection Ministry introduced Monday. The so-called “C-Dome” was operated by crew members for the primary time Monday aboard the Israeli Naval Ship (INS) Saar 6 ‘Magen’ Corvette towards a number of superior threats. The check marketing campaign consisted of a number of situations simulating superior threats, together with rockets, cruise missiles, and UAVs. The ‘C-Dome’ is able to efficiently intercepting all such threats.

The ‘C-Dome’ onboard missile protection system is predicated on the Iron Dome protection system developed by Rafael, with the command-and-control system developed by mPrest. The check “demonstrates the operational functionality of the Israeli Navy to defend the strategic property and very important pursuits of the State of Israel towards present and evolving threats,” the ministry added. ‘C-Dome’ interfaces with the Saar 6’s ‘Adir’ radar, developed by IAI’s ELTA division. It joins different superior techniques that make-up Israel’s multi-tier missile protection array, together with the Arrow and David’s Sling techniques. The event of ‘C-Dome’ was led by the Israel Missile Protection Group (IMDO) in Israel’s Ministry of Protection.


C-Dome onboard missile protection system fires a Tamir interceptor missile.

In October 2014, Rafael unveiled a naval model of the Iron Dome known as C-Dome. It’s designed to guard vessels in blue and littoral waters from the ballistic trajectory and direct assault weapons fired in saturation assaults. C-Dome features a 10-round canister loaded with vertically-launched Tamir interceptors for 360-degree protection, a function not supported by the land-based Iron Dome system; the ship’s surveillance radar is used to negate the necessity for a devoted hearth management radar. The system has a small footprint to allow set up on small ships like offshore patrol vessels, corvettes, and even stationary oil rigs.

Although within the very early phases of idea improvement, Rafael estimated that it might take lower than a 12 months to construct a prototype C-Dome system. Preliminary discussions with potential customers have already been launched. The C-Dome will probably be used on the Israeli Navy’s Sa’ar 6-class corvettes. On 18 Could 2016 Col. Ariel Shir, head of Israeli Naval operation techniques introduced that the system had efficiently intercepted and destroyed a salvo of short-range missiles whereas deployed on a naval vessel at sea. On 27 November 2017, the Israeli army declared preliminary operational functionality for the C-Dome, finishing greater than 18 months of integration and design work.