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Rafael Sea Breaker, a 300 KM range missile for naval and land targets

Israeli’s missile specialist company Rafale has introduced Sea Breaker, a 5th Generation, Maritime & Land-based Long-Range Attack Weapon System. Rafale Sea Breaker is a high subsonic speed precision-guided missile with multi-directional, synchronized full sphere attack capability, based on predefined attack plans, according to waypoints, azimuth, impact angle, and aim point selection, with a 250 lb penetration, blast, and fragmentation warhead. This makes the missile “a single hit effective enough to neutralize a frigate-sized ship,” claimed the company in a release. 

“Sea Breaker utilizes Rafael’s technological innovations such as electro-optics, computer vision, Artificial Intelligence and decision-making algorithms for full operational capability in GNSS-denied environments for maritime superiority missions,” states the press release. 

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Sea Breaker is capable of surgical, pinpoint precision strikes from standoff ranges of up to 300 km. 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.  Sea Breaker’s mission profile enables sea-skimming and terrain-following low-level flight above ground.

Rafale Sea Breaker
Rafale Sea Breaker

It can be launched from a fast attack missile boat, a corvette, or a frigate. The land version is a central part of the shore defense, based on Rafael’s highly mobile SPYDER launchers. 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. 

The missile’s Datalink supports real-time man-in-the-loop decision-making and tactical updates. It also features a mid-flight abort capability and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA).

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