Israel’s Arrow Defense Missile System Compared to Iron Dome

November 1, 2023


For the first time since the war broke out on October 7, the Israeli military said that it used its Arrow missile defense system to intercept a surface-to-surface missile fired toward its territory.

According to a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who spoke with Reuters Tuesday, the missile had been shot from the direction of the Red Sea. A separate aerial attack was also intercepted by IDF fighter jets off the Red Sea city of Eilat, read the report. Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi group said it launched a “large number” of drones and ballistic missiles toward Israel Tuesday, but there were no reports of any air strikes reaching Israeli territory.

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