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Day After Strikes On Syria, Israel Succesfully Tested New Arrow-3 Ballistic Interceptor System

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Day After Strikes On Syria, Israel Succesfully Tested New Arrow-3 Ballistic Interceptor System

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On the morning of January 22nd, the Israeli Defense Ministry and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully conducted a planned trial of the Arrow-3 missile defense system.

The test was led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with the Israel Air Force. It took place at around 6:44 in the morning local time and caused loud explosions in the vicinity of Palmahim in central Israel.

“Once the target was launched, Arrow Weapon System radars detected it and transferred the data to the battle management control (BMC) which then established a defense plan,” read a statement by the Israeli Defense Ministry. “At the right moment, the Arrow-3 interceptor was launched toward the target and successfully completed its mission.”

The Arrow-3 development program, one of the joint programs between Israel and the United States, was co-managed by MDA and IMDO, a division of the Israeli Defense Ministry.

The Jerusalem Post provided background on the Arrow-3 missile defense system:

“The primary contractor for the integration and development of the Arrow Weapon System is IAI’s MALAM division, which is responsible for the radar functions. Other contractors are Elbit Systems’ Elisra division, which developed the firing management systems and IAI’s TAMAM division together with IMI and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, who jointly developed the interceptor. America’s Boeing is also a partner in the system.

The Arrow-3 is a highly maneuverable system designed to provide ultimate air defense by intercepting ballistic missiles when they are still outside the Earth’s atmosphere, and is considered one of the world’s best interceptors due to its breakthrough technological capabilities. The Arrow 3 is the only interceptor that does not carry a warhead but intercepts an incoming missile by crashing into it.”

The reportedly pre-planned test came a little over a day after a presumed clash between Israel and Iran.

On January 20th, the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) repelled an Israeli airstrike on positions south of Damascus. Following the incident, the Israeli Defense Forces announced that its Iron Dome anti-rocket system had intercepted a projectile above the occupied Golan Heights.

The IDF blamed Iran for the alleged missile launch.

“The Iranian [rocket] launch took place after very lengthy preparations and a decision-making process that concluded months ago,” IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said.

He said that the rocket was launched “by an Iranian force from the Damascus area, from inside territory that [the Syrian government] promised would not host an Iranian presence.”

Later on the 20th, the IDF carried out another strike on the outskirt of the Syrian capital of Damascus claiming that it is aimed at Iranian Quds Forces. The Israeli side claimed it had targeted munition storage sites, a military site, an Iranian intelligence site and an Iranian military training camp.

The Israeli strike destroyed a Syrian Pantsir-S1 air defense system.

During the inauguration of a new international airport in Southern Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the IAF had “delivered powerful blows to Iranian targets in Syria, after Iran fired a rocket from that area toward our territory.”

On January 21st, Iran’s air force chief, Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said that the Iranian military is ready to fight a war for “Israel’s disappearance.”

“The young people in the air force are fully ready and impatient to confront the Zionist regime and eliminate it from the Earth,” Nasirzadeh said.

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  • Promitheas Apollonious

    the bullshit it becomes thicker and thicker by the minute.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Well its basically Americunt funded weaponry. The Zionist arsewipe flag is right next to the Americunt rag. Pisreal is funded by US and western taxpayers. They can gloat because their enemies are primitive and weak and both US and treacherous Russian cunts are in their pockets. People who don’t fight back deserve to be humiliated.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    No system have 100% accuracy …If Iran lauch 20 long range ballistic missile..surely some of them hit Israel..it is enough to put the israeli population in panic and paralyze the country!..then Israel ask for help to western countries to put more sanctions!…

  • namulit emperor

    They will need them…

  • Tommy Jensen

    Kremlin is pulling wool in Assad´s eyes telling him he now got S-300 delivered as per the signed contract in 2010.
    So the pre-payment Assad did in 2013 and the rest value $900 million is now due to Russia…LOL.

    Only the supplied S-300 dont work because of “training issues”, “Syrian laziness” and “something else”.
    So Assad make another contract with Iran to supply a similar anti-defence system. Then Israel immediately destroy it every time it arrive in Damascus. How is that?
    Yes because Russia has a gentleman-ship-agreement with their equal partner the Americans.
    This is the story in the public up to date.

    So no one is actually asking Russia to do anything against Israel, only to fulfil its written contract with Assad from 2010. We now have 2019 and the death toll gets bigger and bigger.

    • Mr Bray

      General Smedley Butler summed up the game a long time ago:

      “War is a racket. It always has been.
      It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious.
      It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
      A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about.
      It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many.
      Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”

      (Smedley D. Butler, United States Marine Corps Major General – Retired)

  • Alex

    They lanched just one rocket towards Golan and that’s if they did, israfuckies could be lying to justify their agression but if they did launch, they should have launched 50, see how many israfuckies can shoot down.

  • Alex

    Nuke israel and the problem will be solved :P

  • I do not believe Iran had anything to do with this. At best Syria, might have had an air defense missile go astray. If they wanted to launch a missile attack on Golan there would have been a large salvo of missiles and artillery.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The best way to hit Golan is indeed with Kornets and base bleed artillery. Firing primitive Grads is useless and they can be easily intercepted.

    • NobodysaysBOO

      hand to hand combat Russia vs Israel will help the poor USA, DO IT NOW!!!

  • John Whitehot

    Loud explosions seem to be all the Israelis need to believe that the system has been successfully tested.

    For all the others, they could have made a vid of it.

  • Jesus

    Arrow 3 missile defense system is a Jewish version of the US SM3, the SM3 has a troubled history of successful interceptions under controlled conditions.

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    I dont know what SF definition of an explosion is, but if the Arrow-3 do not stop its targets by explosion, then why did they hear explosion during testing?
    The sound of it impacting its targets and therefore no explosion but the sound of a collision?

    And since its designed for intercepting targets outside the atmosphere, it must have a rather high minimum attitude?

    And if I remember correct, most of the munitions fired against Israel have been ordinary rockets and missiles, not ballistic missiles.

    Do we know the details of the test or just “succesfull test”?

  • Miroslav Beran

    Question for Khazarian engineers: Is this advanced anti-ballistic missile system capable to stop, say 250 concurrently incoming missiles?

    Because something in the air is whispering (after killing 12 iranian advisers), that there will some answer.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Only Israel tests their wrapons systems on live targets…their neighbors.

  • AM Hants

    Funny how Israel is the only nation in the ME with ICBMs, but, freaks out, with regards the defence concerns of any of her neighbours. Not forgetting, they refuse to sign up to the chemical weapons convention, owing to not wishing to have outsiders checking their military complex. Wonder why nobody complains?

  • Rob G

    The worst mistake Iran could make is actually launching a attack on the U.S. or Israel… So lets just cheer for the impatient little soilders to just break their military bearing which will result in Iran, once again, getting merked.

    • playah

      US and Israel already committed the worst mistake by stirring all this up in the 1st place

      • Rob G

        I wonder if the reasoning behind this “stir-up” was to weaken these countries economically and militarily and population wise?

        • playah

          If you look at how the west destroyed a prosperous developing nation of Libya , then shipped the arms the US supplied and Saudis Wahhabis into Syria in 2011 to ignite a sectarian war against Dr. Assad in an effort to support the US allies in the region , Israel / KSA / UAE / Qatar and the crypto Jews , who want to balkanize the ME so Israel can better manage Palestine, Lebanon , Syria , Iran .
          They use Salafist Wahhabism against Shia to incite violence because Syria refuse to go along with Saudis pipeline to Europe and they backed Russia’s pipeline instead . Israel needs to control the region when Chinas Belt and Road comes along.

        • playah

          “will result in Iran, once again, getting merked.” Was that when the US overthrew Iran’s democratic leader Mossadeq ?

  • NobodysaysBOO

    hurry set up this junk around all the Israeli airports or some US CONGRESS PUKES on FREE TRIPS could get hurt real bad.
    since you Jews started a new airport war.