Navy, Defense Ministry test new naval missile system

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Israel’s Navy and the Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (MAFAT) successfully carried out a test of a new missile system developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
As part of the trials, a missile was launched at a target ship that simulated an enemy vessel.
“The missile system will ensure the maritime superiority of the Navy,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement on Friday, adding that “the implementation of the system is a significant step in strengthening the navy and maintaining the IDF's superiority in the maritime arena.”

The Navy and MAFAT have conducted a series of trials to test the suitability of the missile system which will be integrated onto the Sa’ar 5 missile ships and the new Sa’ar 6 missile ships which are expected to join the navy’s missile fleet in the coming months.
According to the IDF, the missile system that was tested has more accurate and flexible attack capabilities, longer ranges, and a better ability to deal with advanced threats.

The Sa’ar 6 missile ships will defend Israel’s offshore natural gas reserves as well as other strategic maritime assets.