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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has unveiled SEA BREAKERTM, a 5th generation long range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system. This enables 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. It provides surgical, pin-point precision strikes from stand-off ranges of up to 300 km. The system features an advanced Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) seeker, ideal for engagement of:

  • maritime and land targets
  • stationary or moving targets
  • targets in advanced Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) arenas
  • littoral or brown water targets (including in an archipelago)

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. 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, synchronised full sphere attack capability, based on predefined attack plans (according to waypoints), azimuth, impact angle and aim point selection. This ensures a high probability of mission success, with a 250 lb. penetration, blast and fragmentation warhead, making a single hit effective enough to neutralise a frigate-sized ship.

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.