Israel and the US completed a series of tests of the new Israeli-developed long-range Arrow-3 ballistic missile defense system in Alaska. The test included the successful interception of an “enemy” target, according to the Israeli military.
The Israeli side stressed that the tests demonstrated the missile’s capability against exo-atmospheric targets. An American AN-TPY2 radar was involved in the stests. This demonstrated operational connectivity between the systems.
“Ten challenging years of development have culminated in this moment: the Arrow 3 weapon system completed a test campaign, during which an Arrow 3 interceptor completed full interception of the target,”Moshe Patel, the director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization, said. “In addition, the fact that the tests were conducted in Alaska, tens of thousands of kilometers away from Israel, is another significant achievement that demonstrates the operational capabilities of the Arrow 3 system to successfully face any threat,” he added.
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