Israel successfully tests Arrow 3
- February 22, 2018
Israel successfully tested the advanced missile defense system Arrow 3 interceptor missile.
The test took place at 2:30 am in central Israel, with the participation of the Israel Air Force and representatives of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
The Arrow 3 is designed to intercept long-range missiles carrying nuclear warheads in space. It is already operational with the Israel Air Force; today’s test was of a future version of it. Boaz Levy, general manager and executive VP of IAI Systems, Missiles & Space Group, said, “The test carried out in the early hours of this morning was extremely complex. In the course of it we launched the interceptor which flew through the atmosphere deep into space. The missile’s performance met all expectations. We are happy with the results.”