Israel is ready to conduct first test of Arrow 3 anti-ballistic air defense missile system 0203121
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|Friday, March 2, 2012, 10:15 AM|
|Israel is ready to conduct the first test of the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic air defense missile system.|
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is ready to conduct the first test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system, the state-owned defense contractor announced in a statement released Thursday, March 1, 2012, evening. "The initial trial of the advanced Arrow 3 will be performed in the near future to confirm the interceptor's effectiveness," Itzhak Kaya, head of the Arrow Missile Program at IAI, said in a military and aviation exhibition earlier Thursday near Tel Aviv, according to the statement.
The Arrow 3 system is an upgrade of the Arrow 2 defense system that has been in development with the United States since the 1980s, designed to intercept long-range missiles.
"A series of different tests will be run to establish the system's high level of reliability within a short time," he added.