Israeli Navy tests long-range anti-cruise missile interceptor from advanced corvette

November 30, 2022

The Times of Israel:

The Israeli Navy conducted a successful test of a long-range interceptor missile against an “advanced” cruise missile, the military and Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.

The LRAD missile, part of the Barak MX defense system, is developed by the Israeli Aerospace Industries and the Defense Ministry’s research and development division, known by the Hebrew acronym MAFAT.

In the trial this month, the Sa’ar 6-class corvette INS Magen launched the missile after detecting a “target that resembled an advanced cruise missile” and destroyed it, according to the joint statement.

The Israel Defense Forces said the missile is capable of foiling a myriad of aerial threats including planes, UAVs, cruise missiles, unguided rockets, and coast-to-sea missiles.

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