IAI VP Boaz Levy said the radar identified and focused on a missile simulating an Iranian missile. The interceptor was then launched at him, while the electro-optical sensor aimed at the missile activated the warhead – and destroyed it completely.
According to the IDF’s defense doctrine, the Arrow 3 system is designed to deal with long-range missiles outside the atmosphere. It is effective against a variety of threats, including rockets and medium-range missiles.
The head of the wall at the Ministry of Defense, Moshe Fattal, explained that the two systems also know how to deal with missile barrages, and even future threats that have not yet matured. This is thanks to advanced radar and a suitable range of interceptors, as well as anti-maneuvering surface-to-surface missiles. He said, “Our response knows how to deal with a variety of threats at the same time, including those that do not yet exist.”
The Wall Administration recently marked 20 years since the handover of the Arrow 2 system to the Air Force, during which five significant upgrades were made as part of dealing with existing and future long-range missiles. This is in accordance with the interception experiment in the Arrow 3 system conducted last year in Alaska in the United States.
A wall manager is currently developing the Arrow 4 system, which is designed to deal with futuristic threats that have not yet matured technologically. The system will be the top layer of protection for the State of Israel in a decade and beyond.
Netanyahu: “Our enemies knew we were prepared for any threat”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the defense establishment and the defense industries on the successful experiment. “We have once again proven that the State of Israel has the strongest and most advanced defense and attack capabilities in the world,” the prime minister said. “I would like to express our deep appreciation to our United States ally, for the joint advancement of our security. Our enemies and those who seek our evil know that the State of Israel is prepared against any threat.”