Country of Origin: Israel
The Gabriel anti-ship guided missile is the product of Israel's interest in a naval "equalizer" to offset the superiority of Arab nations in warship weapons and numbers during the 1960s. The Gabriel was seen as a counter to the Styx missiles being used by a number of Arab countries.
Development of an Israeli surface-to-surface guided weapon began in 1954 and the search for appropriate missile craft designs started in 1960. When it entered service a decade later, the Gabriel was...
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