Upgraded Arrow-3 test has kinetic kill on simulated Iranian ballistic missile

January 20, 2022

Breaking Defense:

TEL AVIV: This week’s successful test of an upgraded Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor is an important step in Israel’s homeland defense plans, as Israel seeks to counter advanced Iranian ballistic systems.

Two upgraded Arrow-3 interceptors were launched simultaneously against two targets that were imitating emerging threat capabilities from Iran, including a multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle (MIRV), salvos of ballistic missiles and maneuvering warheads.

Israeli sources that were present in the control room in the Palmachim IAF base told Breaking Defense that the targets were destroyed by kinetic kill. The sources added that the full systems, including the upgraded Green Pine radar, worked as intended and were key parts of the complicated intercepts.

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