Israel just tested their new Arrow 3 missile defense system in Alaska and it went so well they are calling it ‘extraordinary’, ‘historic’, and ‘unprecedented’:
Here’s more from CBN News:
Historic and unprecedented. That’s what the US and Israel are calling the test results of the Arrow 3 Weapon System.
Israel and the US successfully tested Israel’s Arrow 3 ballistic missile defense system. The test that took place over Alaska over the last few weeks, has been hailed as historic and unprecedented. It also follows Iran’s test of a medium-range ballistic missile last week.
The US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman joined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting to talk about what Netanyahu called the “three pioneering secret experiments” over recent weeks.
“They were successful beyond any imagination. The Arrow 3 – with complete success – intercepted ballistic missiles beyond the atmosphere at unprecedented altitudes and speeds. The execution was perfect – all precise hits,” Netanyahu said just before they watched video of the launches and hits.
“Today Israel has the ability to act against ballistic missiles that could be launched against us from Iran or anywhere else. This is a great achievement for the security of Israel. All of our enemies should know that we will overcome them in both defense and offense,” Netanyahu said.
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), in the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD), together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) carried out the test, headed by the MOD and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
The long-range Arrow 3 ballistic missile defense system took 10 years to develop. It’s designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the earth’s atmosphere, like intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The test also proved the Arrow3 has operational interoperability with the AN-TPY2 radar system of the US.
The Arrow3 is the highest level of Israel’s four-tier missile defense system that includes the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow 2 weapon systems.
I love to see Israel and the US cooperating like this. And the successful results of intercepting a ballistic missile outside of the earth’s atmosphere is incredible.
But I doubt Iran would fire just one ballistic missile. As we’ve seen recently, they will more than likely try and overwhelm the missile defense system as Hamas has tried to overwhelm the iron dome. Which is another reason we can’t let Iran get nuclear weapons.