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IMDEX 2019: Rafael was showcasing its C-Dome defense solutions


Rafael was exhibiting its latest maritime defence solutions during IMDEX 2019, in Singapore. As part of its 360 degrees multi-layer defence solutions, Rafael was showcasing its C-Dome, a maritime variant of the well-known Iron Dome.


IMDEX 2019 Rafael was showcasing its C Dome defense solutionsThe C-Dome made by Rafael on display during IMDEX Asia 2019, Singapore (Picture Source: Navy Recognition)


The C-Dome naval defence system is based on the Iron Dome and is designed to effectively protect combat vessels against various threats. It could quickly and automatically handle saturation attacks by engaging multiple targets at the same time. It provides navy ships with the protection against UAVs, rockets and also cruise missiles.

C-Dome utilizes the ship’s own surveillance radar and does not require a dedicated Fire Control Radar. Weapon System Command and Control is seamlessly integrated with the ship’s combat management system, facilitating system operation.

This defensive system does include a multi-round launcher loaded with vertically-launched canistered interceptors and it will be installed under the ship’s deck.

C-Dome uses the combat-proven Iron Dome interceptor that has already achieved more than 1,200 successful interceptions. These interceptors are said to be maintenance-free and are stored in a sea-proof canister. Up to 10 interceptors can be loaded into a modular vertical launcher unit and each interceptor is equipped with active radar, allowing it to ensure a high-precision rate.