Israel Navy deploys state-of-the-art missile defense shield
Israel Aerospace Industries announced Sunday that they successfully completed a series of tests of a new missile defense system for the Israel Navy's fleets.
The 'Barak-1' is an advanced system which provides ships with protection against air-to-surface missiles and sea-to-sea missiles in a 360 degree radius around the ship.
The system is also effective against cruise missiles, smart bombs and aerial bombs dropped from airplanes and helicopters.
Four missile trials were held over the past few months in cooperation with the Israeli Navy and a foreign fleet during which navy ships underwent a barrage of incoming missiles.
It was also revealed that the system allows for the firing of missiles vertically, ideal for shooting down targets at distances ranging from 500 meters to 10 kilometers