Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced on June 14 that it is developing a new interceptor missile named Sky Sonic, which will specifically counter hypersonic weapons. That is, if Israel is to be believed, Iran’s ‘Fatah’ missile will have no effect on it, because Sky Sonic will destroy it already.
Rafael has described his interceptor missile as a defensive response to the growing threat of hypersonic missiles. The company can also show this interceptor concept at the ‘Paris Air Show’ next week. Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Chairman of Rafael Limited, told the news agency Reuters that the Sky Sonic Interceptor will enable us to stop all types of hypersonic threats such as hypersonic ballistic missiles, hypersonic cruise missiles.
#BREAKING– IRAN unveiled its First-ever Hypersonic Missile ‘FATTAH.’
According to Iranian media, the Fattah hypersonic missile has a range of 1,400 kilometers and hits speeds of Mach 13-15. The reports claim that the missile is capable of bypassing and destroying air defense systems.… pic.twitter.com/G6WjgHuHBL
— EurAsian Times (@THEEURASIATIMES) June 6, 2023
Eurasiantimes wrote It is said that this interceptor missile is currently being developed. Its live test has not happened. The Israeli company had been developing this system for many years.
Countries around the world are developing hypersonic missiles. China and Russia are said to already have hypersonic weapons. America is also developing them. But Israel has taken a step ahead and found a solution to these missiles. Israel’s Sky Sonic is being described as the answer to Iran’s Fatah hypersonic missile. Both are enemies of each other.
Last week, when Iran unveiled the Fatah hypersonic ballistic missile, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and senior commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were present on the spot. Iran was looking full of confidence regarding the Fatah missile. It was claimed that the range of his missile was 1400 km. Posters related to the Fahat missile were put up in the Iranian city of Tehran. It was written in them – 400 seconds to Israel.
Iran’s state TV said that the Fatah missile could overcome America’s entry-ballistic missile defense system and Israel’s Iron Dome defense system. But now the announcement of Israel’s Sky Sonic has made this competition more interesting.