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Test of Arrow 3 Missile Defense System Completes Successfully

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Test of Arrow 3 Missile Defense System Completes Successfully
From a Missile Defense Agency News Release


FORT BELVOIR, Va., Feb. 19, 2018 —
Today at 2:30 a.m. local time, the Missile Defense Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization successfully completed a flight test of the Arrow 3 weapons system that is designed to defend against ballistic missiles outside of the atmosphere.

The test was conducted at a test site in central Israel and was led by Israel Aerospace Industries, in collaboration with the Israeli air force.

The Missile Defense Agency, as system co-developer, supported the test.

The Arrow 3 weapons system is a major part of Israel's multilayered defense array. This array is based on four layers; Iron Dome and David's Sling, and the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 systems. The success of this test is a major milestone in the operational capabilities of Israel and its ability to defend itself against current and future threats in the region.

Arrow 3 interceptors were delivered to the Israeli air force in January 2017 for operational use.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1444992/test-of-arrow-3-missile-defense-system-completes-successfully/
 

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