Israel successfully test fires Arrow 3 Anti Ballistic Missile defence system

JERUSALEM: The Defence Ministry together with the US Pentagon's Missile Defence Agency carried out a critical test of the Arrow 3 anti ballistic missile defense system on Thursday morning. The Arrow 3 missile defence system operates in space, traveling at twice the speed of a tank shell to leave the atmosphere. It is designed to seek and destroy Iranian Shihab 3 missiles, as well as other long-range projectiles. A Defence Ministry source said that the Arrow 3 interceptor carried out all phases of its flight according to plan, and successfully destroyed the target. The interception itself occurred in space. The Arrow 3 does not need to know the exact location of the incoming missile when it takes off to intercept it. Once in space, it locates the target rapidly. Arrow 3 used the Golden Citron command and control system, which is produced by Elbit Systems, and functions as the beating heart of the missile defense system, the defense company said.(Jerusalem Post)

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