Israeli arrow -3 missile on track for full scale intercept test

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  1. ariel

    ariel Tihar Jail Banned

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    Development of the Arrow-3 ballistic missiles interceptor continues and the program has reached a number of very crucial milestones.

    The Arrow weapon system consists of large, modern phase array radar, a battle management center and a two stage interceptor missile launched from a relatively simple multi barrel launcher. The missile is equipped with an infrared homing kill vehicle containing a powerful warhead that sends a focused beam of heavy fragments at the target. This large number of heavy tungsten fragments is sufficient to shred to pieces any type of hostile warhead, be it nuclear, chemical or explosive.



    i-HLS Israel Homeland Security Arrow-3 development
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    what is this
     
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    Possibly an IRST sensor mounted on a flying platform. The word used in the text says detection, so it is most likely a heavily modified IRST being flown on a UAV/fighter/modified transport. It is an interesting development to say the least, if true
     
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    Inbuild infra red detection system which differentiates between dummy n decoy incoming ballistic targets....I guess we should ask the Isrealis to give it us for installing it on our PAD and AAD air defence missiles respectively.....:thumb:
     
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    something like this

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    missiles getting detected from optical sensor above the clouds.
     
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    Israel, US conduct successful joint test of Arrow 3

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    Asuccessful test flight of the Arrow 3 interceptor missile was conducted Friday in a joint operation by the Israel Missile Defense Organization and the US Missile Defense Agency.

    According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense, the missile was launched over the Mediterranean Sea, and flew in an exo-atmospheric trajectory, reaching space.

    The successful test flight, the missile’s second, was said to be a major milestone in the joint American-Israeli development of the advanced weapon system.

    The Arrow 3 is able to target incoming nuclear or conventional missiles at a higher altitude than its shorter-ranged predecessor, the Arrow 2, Col. Aviram Hasson told reporters several months ago.

    “We’re thinking mostly about the nuclear threat,” he said. The Arrow 3′s high-altitude capability makes it an ideal counter to nuclear missiles, since the altitude minimizes the threat of fallout from the missile’s destruction.

    Hasson described Israel’s four-layered missile defense strategy: Iron Dome, which protects against smaller, short-range threats up to 70 kilometers; David’s Sling, covering mid-range threats from 70-200 kilometers; Arrow 2, for long-range attacks; and Arrow 3, for incoming missiles from up to 2,500 kilometers away.

    The shorter-range systems are mostly meant to counter attacks from the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Syria.

    In November 2013, Israel conducted its first successful interception of a target missile by the new David’s Sling missile defense system, which is expected to come online in 2014.


    On the offensive end, Israel has reportedly also been testing the Jericho 3, an intercontinental ballistic missile said to have a range of over 10,000 kilometers.

    Israel, US conduct successful joint test of Arrow 3 | The Times of Israel
     
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