Israel Tests Barak System
Israel successfully tested the Barak missile defense system this week, leading to a decision to update the system, which can engage high-speed dangers and help protect against enemies attacking from the sea. (Source)
A simulated enemy missile was fired at a ship, and the Barak system intercepted and destroyed it.
Earlier this month, Israel successfully test-fired a missile from the homegrown Iron Dome system, which intercepted and destroyed a short-range rocket called Grad, similar to the Katyusha rocket used by the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. The Iron Dome serves as a major component in a multi-layered missile defense system that includes the Arrow II anti-ballistic missile shield. The Arrow II is designed to counter Iran’s Shahab-3 missile, which has a range of 1,250 miles.
(Image: Israel Aerospace Industries)