WATCH: Israel Successfully Fires New ‘Iron Dome of the Sea’
The naval missile defense system, based on the Iron Dome system, will provide crucial defense for Israel’s offshore assets.
Israel has successfully tested a maritime missile interception system dubbed the Iron Dome of the Sea, the military announced on Wednesday.
The system, which the military said can shoot down short-range rockets similar to those fired from Gaza, successfully destroyed “several” missiles, Ariel Shir, head of operational systems in the navy, said.
He said the test, which took place two weeks ago, “proved the Israeli navy’s ability to protect Israel’s strategic assets at sea against short-range strategic rockets.”
During the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip, Israel deployed its Iron Dome
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