Today, the IDF’s Navy conducted a series of previously planned experiments on a sea-to-sea missile system, which it said had recently been developed.
As part of the tests, a missile was fired at a target ship simulating an enemy ship, the Israeli newspaper “Jerusalem Post” reported Friday.
“The missile system will ensure the maritime superiority of the (Israeli) fleet,” the Israeli army spokesman unit said in a statement on Friday.
According to an Israeli army statement, these experiments aim to examine the readiness of the new system, which the statement said has more accurate offensive capabilities, has the ability to reach a longer range and has better capabilities to deal with threats with advanced weapons.
The statement indicated that the system had entered service in the Navy, and that the missiles would be incorporated into the existing “Sa’ar 5” warships and new missile ships of the “Saar 6” type.
The missile-equipped Sa’ar 6 class frigates will defend Israel’s offshore natural gas reserves as well as other strategic maritime assets.