Israel tests sea-based Iron Dome missile defense system

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel said it successfully tested a sea-based Iron Dome missile defense system.

During the test announced Wednesday, but which reportedly took place two weeks ago, 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.

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