Israel and Iran have long been locked in a race to develop advanced missile technology, with both nations investing heavily in their military capabilities. The two countries have a history of hostility, with Iran’s leadership publicly calling for the destruction of Israel and Israel viewing Iran as its primary adversary in the region.
In recent years, the threat of missile attacks from Iran has become increasingly acute, with the country developing a range of ballistic missiles capable of striking targets inside Israel. In response, Israel has invested heavily in its missile defense capabilities, developing advanced systems like the Iron Dome and David’s Sling to counter the threat.
However, the emergence of hypersonic missiles presents a new challenge for Israeli defense planners. These weapons are able to travel at speeds of over five times the speed of sound, making them extremely difficult to intercept using traditional missile defense systems. That’s why RAFAEL’s Sky Sonic represents such a significant breakthrough, as it offers a promising new defensive response to this emerging threat.