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.
     
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.

The Defense Ministry noted that the successful test fire "serves as an important milestone in the State of Israel's operational ability to defend itself against the foreseen threats in the regional theater."

The Arrow 3 is an anti-ballistic missile, jointly funded and developed by Israel and the United States. The innovative Arrow 3 Interceptor is designed to intercept and destroy the newest, longer-range threats, especially those carrying weapons of mass destruction.

     
 

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