Israel says Arrow-3 anti-missile system passed live test in US

Reuters , Sunday 28 Jul 2019

Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield is seen during a series of live interception tests over Alaska, U.S., in this handout picture obtained by Reuters on July 28, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)

Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 air defence system has passed a live interception test in Alaska, the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

Jointly manufactured by Boeing Co, Arrow-3 is billed as capable of destroying missiles in space, an altitude that would destroy any non-conventional warheads safely.

Israel claims Arrow-3 would be a bullwark against the ballistic missiles fielded by Iran and Syria.

It passed the first full interception test over the Mediterranean sea in 2015 and was deployed in Israel in 2017.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online


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