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Israeli Navy Preparing for Hamas, Hezbollah Rocket Threats

Today, Stand for Israel told you about Israel's determination to use precise and intelligence-based attacks against those who would harm her. The Jerusalem Post's Yaakov Lappin details the technology - including a maritime Iron Dome - that the Israeli Navy has in order to combat terrorist threats:

The Israel Navy is in the midst of intensive preparations to deal with a growing rocket and missile threats posed by Hamas and Hezbollah, a senior IDF officer revealed on Wednesday.

Preparations include the installation of Rafael's C-Dome system, which is a sea-based version of the Iron Dome anti-rocket battery, on missile ships. A successful trial of the C-Dome occurred in February, the source said, when the C-Dome shot down three barrages of simulated Grad rockets fired by the IDF at a navy ship.

The source said the system on board the ship shot down all incoming threats...

At the same time, the navy is preparing  to deal with the more significant threat of long-range, radar-guided Hezbollah missiles, which include the infamous Yakhont supersonic missile.

To that end, the navy is planning on making the IAI-made Barak 8 anti-missile system, which intercept such missiles, fully operational by the end of 2017. The Barak 1 system, which has been operational for years, already protects ships against such threats.

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