This morning a second flight test was successfully conducted in which the capabilities of the Arrow-3 interceptor missile were tested in a complex flight pattern.
This morning 3/1/14 a second flight test was successfully conducted in which the capabilities of the Arrow-3 interceptor missile were tested in a complex flight pattern. In this experiment, the weapons system including the "Oran" radars manufactured by TAA / Elta, and the interception management system manufactured by Elbit / Elishara and Melam were also tested.
The Arrow missile is designed to intercept long-range missiles in space that threaten the State of Israel, with the aim of removing the danger outside the country's borders. To this end, the control system is required to use means to detect the launch as early as possible.
At the end of the successful test, Yossi Weiss, CEO of the Aerospace Industry, sent a congratulatory message to the employees of the Israel Aerospace Industries, led by the employees of the Melam plant in the missile and space systems division, in which he expressed his appreciation to the employees for the impressive achievement in the development of the system and the success of the experiment.
"The achievement in the development of the Arrow - the most advanced interceptor missile of its kind in the world, is groundbreaking in its performance and technology. This is the second successful trial in less than a year. The first successful experiment took place in February, 2013. In the development of the system, innovation, creativity, and noteworthy personal dedication of all involved in the subject were expressed. The employees of the Israel Defense Forces have a personal obligation to contribute to the development of the upper layer of defense that is essential to the defense capabilities of the State of Israel against the strategic threat of long-range missiles. The success of the experiments, and the entire program are further evidence of the advanced capabilities of the aerospace industry."
The project for the development of the Arrow-3 system is led by the Wall Directorate at the MAPAT, at the Mashbat, and by the American Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The TEA's Melam plant is the main contractor in the project, in cooperation with the Boeing company in the USA, which develops and manufactures components in the interceptor. Israeli industries that take part in the project are the TAM plant of the ITA, ITS and Rafael.
The uniqueness of the Arrow-3 interceptor is in its advanced capabilities to intercept long-range ballistic missiles earlier after detection, at ranges and at high altitudes outside the Earth's atmosphere, more than interceptors of the current generation.