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.
     
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."

As part of the upgrade, a new interception management center will be established with improved capabilities including more management posts, technical and operational improvements, and it will be equipped with the new cutting-edge Super Green Pine radar system.

"It is the most advanced radar system," Maj. Feldshuh said. "Its detection capabilities are twice as good as the detection capabilities of the current radar, Green Pine. In the Arrow system we don't remove military equipment, rather we add more and more. At the same time as Super Green Pine, the Green Pine radars will continue to function, and thus we will create far greater detection capabilities."

Furthermore, as part of the series of upgrades, permanent Arrow batteries will be stationed on an IAF base. Also, information sharing with other air defense systems will improve: The upgrade will allow for optimal coordination against medium-range missiles with the Magic Wand (David's Sling) air defense system, which is scheduled to enter into operational use in the coming years.

 

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