Israeli Arrow air defense system to be upgraded in 2013 with a range of improvements 1302135
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Defence News - Israel
|Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 07:38 PM|
|Israeli Arrow air defense system to be upgraded in 2013 with a range of improvements.|
The Israeli Arrow air defense system, designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles will continue to evolve into 2013 with an impressive range of improvements and upgrades. Some of the new improvements include the establishment of a new interception management center, deployment of armored launchers with enhanced firing capacity, better communications with other missile systems, and longer-range interception capabilities.
Arrow 2 launch on July 29, 2004, at the Naval Air Station Point Mugu Missile Test Center.
"The range of targets and threats that the system can deal with will broaden," explained Maj. Roie Feldshuh, Head of the Arrow Division in the Shield Administration, which is responsible for the development of weapons in the Air Defense Formation. "We will be able to intercept targets at both longer ranges and lower altitudes."