PM Olmert: “State of Israel Prepared Against Every Threat”

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The experiment demonstrated the improved ability of the Arrow weapon system to deal effectively with existing and future threats to the State of Israel. President Rivlin: “Significant milestone in strengthening our security”

The director of Homa in Mapat carried out a successful interception experiment in the Arrow weapon system with an Arrow 2 interceptor tonight, August 12, at 11:45 PM. The experiment was performed from a field of experiments in the center of the country led by IAI. A target missile from the Anchor family, which simulates a long-range surface-to-surface missile with a warhead, in accordance with the plan and the objectives of the experiment, as defined in advance.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the experiment, saying that he “congratulates the defense establishment and the defense industries on another successful experiment with the Arrow 2 weapons system.” We have once again proven that the State of Israel has the strongest and most advanced defense and attack capabilities in the world. I would like to express our deep appreciation to our US ally for the mutual advancement of our security. Our enemies and those who seek our evil know that the State of Israel is prepared against any threat. ”

Photo: Spokes and Information Division, Ministry of Defense.

As part of the experiment, the improved ability of the Arrow weapon system, which is currently in operational service in the Air Force, was proven to deal effectively with existing and future threats to the State of Israel. The interception was carried out by Air Force Air Defense fighters, along with key industry engineers. All missile defense systems participated in the experiment, as part of the deployment and readiness of the operational array.

The successful experiment with the Arrow 2 interceptor joins the successful series of experiments with the Arrow 3 weapon system conducted by the Department of Defense and the US MDA in Alaska in the USA last year. Both systems have demonstrated high operational capability. The defense capabilities of the State of Israel against existing and future threats in the arena are evident.

Photo Archive by Yossi Zeliger / Flash90

Representatives of the American MDA and the industries involved in the development of the weapons system participated in the experiment: IAI is the main contractor for the development of the weapons system and the ‘interceptors’, through the Malam plant and Elta – which is responsible for developing and manufacturing the radar detection system. Elbit Systems is responsible for Development of the firing management system. Tomer, the government company for rocket propulsion systems, is responsible for the development and production of the Arrow engines. Rafael is responsible for the development and production of the target missile and other parts of the Arrow weapon system. .

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The Arrow weapon system is a key component in the multi-layered defense system, the development of which is being led by the Ministry of Defense through the Homa Directorate in Mapat. And ‘Arrow 3.

President Ruby Rivlin, referring to the successful experiment of the defense system at a base in the center of the country conducted yesterday and said: “Congratulations to our excellent people in the” Wall “administration in the Ministry of Defense together with the Israeli Air Force and MDA. Rivlin further said that “this is another significant milestone in fortifying our security and in your miraculous activity for the benefit of the peace of our citizens. We salute you. ”



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