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Arrow 3 Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile Target

Source: Times of Israel

January 22 2019


The Israeli Defense Ministry says it has successfully completed a test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system, reports the Times of Israel. 

On Tuesday, the system successfully intercepted a target designed to simulate a long-range ballistic missile, said the ministry.

This was the first time that the latest configuration of the Arrow 3 successfully intercepted a target, noted Haaretz (Israel).

The test of the joint U.S.-Israeli system was conducted with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency in central Israel. 

The Arrow 3 system was declared operational in January 2017 and last tested in July 2018. It represents the outer layer of Israel's multilayered missile defense system. 

The system is designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles above the atmosphere. 

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