Rafael C-DOME Naval Point Defense System unveiled at Euronaval 2014
Comment by Xavier Vavasseur, Navy Recognition's Chief Editor:
The next step will consist in testing the C-DOME Naval Point Defense System from a ship VLS at sea. C-DOME, the naval variant of Iron Dome was unveiled at Euronaval 2014.
Rafael's C-DOME is designed to effectively protect combat vessels against a large set of modern threats. C-Dome handles saturation attacks by engaging multiple targets simultaneously. Reaction time is very short and enables automatic and semi-automatic engagements. C-Dome components include a multi-round launcher assembly loaded with vertically-launched canisterised interceptors. The launcher is installed under the ship deck.
The future platform for C-DOME will likely be the Israeli Navy Sa'ar 6 MEKO A100 Corvette which is expected to be heavily armed: Likely 32x VLS cells for surface to air missile system Barak 1 by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and C-DOME naval point defense system by Rafael, 16x anti-ship missiles and the MF-STAR multifunction AESA radar by IAI.
Israeli Navy Video of the test
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