Israel: Arrow 3 missile defence system intercepts target over Red Sea

By Defence Industry Europe

On November 9, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and Israel Ministry of Defence announced the Arrow 3 missile defence system's first successful operational interception.


“Israeli Air Defence Array soldiers successfully launched an Arrow 3 interceptor operationally for the first time this evening. The interceptor effectively intercepted a target launched towards Israel in the Red Sea region,” Israel Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

This marks the Arrow 3 system’s first operational interception since its operational deployment in 2017. This achievement follows the recent success of the first operational interception carried out by the Arrow 2 system last week.



Arrow 3 missile defence systems is produced by Israeli state-owned defence company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). According to the company, the Arrow 3 interceptor is part of the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) which is the world’s first operational, national, stand-alone ATBM (Anti Tactical Ballistic Missiles) defense system. Based on the uniquely effective Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 interceptors, the Arrow modular air defence systems detect, tracks, intercepts and destroys incoming TBMs carrying a range of warheads and over a large footprint, thereby protecting strategic assets and population centers.

The innovative Arrow 3 interceptor is designed to intercept and destroy the newest, longer-range threats, especially those carrying weapons of mass destruction.

Arrow 3 integrates seamlessly into the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) complementing the current and future blocks of the Arrow 2 interceptor, thus enabling upper-tier multiple engagement opportunities.



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