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IDF declares C-Dome operational

01 December 2017

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 27 November that the Rafael C-Dome naval point defense system – the maritime version of the Iron Dome anti-rocket system – is fully operational.

The  C-Dome system installed on INS 
        <I>Lahav</I>
         's helicopter deck launches a Tamir missile. (Israel Defense Forces)The C-Dome system installed on INS <I>Lahav</I> 's helicopter deck launches a Tamir missile. (Israel Defense Forces)

The declaration came after intensive sea trials during which a C-Dome system installed on the helicopter deck of the Saar 5 corvette INS Lahav intercepted 122 mm rockets fired from shore.

Lieutenant Colonel Yoni Grinboim, commander of the 137 Iron Dome Battalion under which the sea-based Iron Dome unit operates, said the C-Dome was linked to Lahav’ s new ELM-2248 MF-Star radar.

“We linked the Adir [MF-Star] radar to the Iron Dome command-and-control system.



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