Israeli Defence Firm Rafael Unveils Fifth-Generation Long-Range Precision Guided Missile System 'Sea Breaker'

by Swarajya Staff - Jun 30, 2021 04:11 PM +05:30 IST
Israeli Defence Firm Rafael Unveils Fifth-Generation Long-Range Precision Guided Missile System 'Sea Breaker'Sea Breaker (Pic Via YouTube Screengrab)

Israeli defence manufacturing company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems on Wednesday (30 June) unveiled 'Sea Breaker', a fifth generation long range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system, enabling significant attack performance against a variety of high-value maritime and land targets.

Sea Breaker is a naval and artillery unit force-multiplier, designed to overcome the modern warfare arena challenges, using Rafael's legacy of high-end precision guided solutions.

Sea Breaker provides surgical, pin-point precision strikes from stand-off ranges of up to 300 km, the company said in a statement.

"It features an advanced IIR (Imaging Infra-Red) seeker, ideal for engagement of maritime and land targets, stationary or moving, in advanced Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) arenas, and in littoral or brown water, including archipelago, as well as for engagements in which previous generation RF-seeker-based missiles are not effective," Rafale stated.

The company said that the Sea Breaker can be launched from naval platforms, varying in size, from fast attack missile boats, to corvettes and frigates. The land version is a central part of the shore defence, based on Rafael's highly mobile SPYDER launchers, it said.

The battery architecture supports standalone launchers, or operation as an integrated solution, with a command and control Unit (CCU) and various sensors, based on customer requirements.

Using Artificial Intelligence, Sea Breaker performs deep-learning and big data-based scene-matching, a unique combat-proven Rafael technology, enabling Automatic Target Acquisition (ATA) and Automatic Target Recognition (ATR).

The system has full operational capability in GNSS-denied arenas, in all weather conditions. The missile is ECM immune and jam-resilient.

Sea Breaker's mission profile enables sea-skimming and terrain-following low-level flight above ground.

Flying at high subsonic speeds, Sea Breaker has a multi-directional, synchronized full sphere attack capability, based on predefined attack plans, according to waypoints, azimuth, impact angle and aim point selection, ensuring a high probability of mission success, with a 250 pound (~ 114 Kg) penetration, blast and fragmentation warhead, making a single hit effective enough to neutralize a frigate-sized ship, the company said.

(With inputs from IANS)

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.
Advertisement

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.