Israel tests missile for defending maritime assets after Hezbollah threat

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Israel tests missile for defending maritime assets after Hezbollah threat
IAI's Gabriel 5 surface-to-surface missile can hit mobile and stationary targets, on land or at sea.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Published: SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

As Hezbollah continues to threaten Israel’s gas rigs, the Israeli Navy and the Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development (MAFAT) successfully tested the Gabriel 5 surface-to-surface missile. The fifth generation surface-to-surface missile, also known as the Blue Spear, is designed to strike targets in contested, congested and complex scenarios even when dealing with sophisticated countermeasures.

According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the “complex test” of the missile was carried out in August as part of a series of tests for the Navy’s new Sa’ar 6 missile ships. The INS Oz participated in the test, which also evaluated the ship’s abilities to deal with various threats with new weapons systems like the Gabriel 5.

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