How do Iranian cruise missiles pose a major threat to Israel?

As Israel wages war on Hamas it has come under increased attack from Iran’s cruise missiles and suicide drones. Babak Taghvaee looks at the threat posed by these weapons and the proxy groups using them.

Since the outbreak of Israel’s war with Hamas, one of the largest external threats has been the menace posed by Iran’s Paveh cruise missiles. To counter the threat, the Israeli Navy and Air Force, supported by the Air Defense Command, deployed assets, to shoot them down over the Red Sea and Jordan. A number of other missiles were shot down by the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Carney (DDG-64), on October 19.

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