Israel and United States successfully test-fired Arrow 3 advanced anti-ballistic missile 0401141
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|Saturday, January 4, 2014 10:55 AM|
|Israel and United States successfully test-fired Arrow 3 advanced anti-ballistic missile.|
The missile defense agencies of Israel and the United States carried out a second test of the advanced Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system over the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, December 3, 2014, Israel’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Arrow 3 should be able to intercept ballistic missiles, especially those carrying weapons of mass destruction, at altitudes of over 100 km and in greater ranges.
The test fire, held at 8 a.m. at a launch facility in central Israel, was headed by the Administration for the Development of Weapons and the Technological Industry at the Defense Ministry, in collaboration with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency -- a U.S. Defense Department division responsible for developing layered defenses against ballistic missiles.
According to a Defense Ministry statement, Arrow 3 is equipped with a revolutionary interceptor system that will enable Israel to effectively counter future security threats.