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.