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Israel Deploys C-Dome Defense System Against Aerial Threat Near Eilat

In a significant development, Israel deployed its ship-mounted defense system, the C-Dome, for the first time against a suspicious aerial target near the southern city of Eilat. The incident occurred following an alert in the area, which had previously been targeted by missile fire from Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The C-Dome, a naval adaptation of the Iron Dome, successfully intercepted the target, marking its maiden operational use.

The Incident in Eilat

On April 8, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) reported an alert in the vicinity of Eilat, a region previously subjected to missile threats from Yemeni Houthi rebels. Subsequently, IDF naval forces detected a suspicious aerial target entering Israeli airspace. The target was swiftly intercepted by the C-Dome defense system, deployed aboard Sa’ar 6-class corvettes, without causing any injuries or damage.

C-Dome: Naval Adaptation of Iron Dome

Mounted on Sa’ar 6-class corvettes, the C-Dome defense system is the naval counterpart of the land-based Iron Dome. Developed by Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, the C-Dome employs the same interceptor technology as the Iron Dome, providing a robust defense against rocket and missile threats. This operational debut highlights Israel’s continuous efforts to enhance its defensive capabilities in response to evolving security challenges.


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