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Israeli Arrow Weapon System flight test completed with MDA

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August 02, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

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Israeli Arrow Weapon System flight test completed with MDA
Photo courtesy of the Missile Defense Agency.

KODIAK, Alaska. The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed a flight test campaign with the Arrow-3 Interceptor missile.

 

Flight Test Arrow-01 demonstrated the Israeli Arrow Weapon System’s ability to conduct a high altitude hit-to-kill engagement. According to the agency, interceptor tests were conducted that destroyed target missiles. These tests were conducted at Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska.

The Arrow-3 Interceptor demonstrated an engagement capability against the exo-atmospheric target during the test. Although not part of the Israeli architecture, a U.S. AN-TPY2 radar participated in the test. Preliminary analysis indicates that test objectives were achieved, claimed agency officials.

The Arrow Weapon System is a central part of Israel’s defense system. The defense system is based on four operational layers: Iron Dome Defense System, David’s Sling Weapon System, the Arrow-2, and the Arrow-3.

 

 

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