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IAI’s Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 Missiles Successfully Intercept Multiple Threats from Iran

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IAI’s Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 Missiles Successfully Intercept Multiple Threats from Iran

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IAI’s Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 Missiles Successfully Intercept Multiple Threats from Iran
IAI’s Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 Missiles Successfully Intercept Multiple Threats from Iran

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) congratulates the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) for intercepting the many threats launched tonight from Iran. This unequaled degree of performance was achieved thanks to the multilayered defense systems developed by Israel’s defense industries. Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 systems were able to accurately intercept the incoming long-range ballistic missiles and so protect Israel’s citizens. IAI’s radar and intelligence-collecting systems used by all the Israel Defense Forces’s missile defense systems enabled a wide-ranging and total systemic response.

Boaz Levy, IAI’s President and CEO said: “IAI’s engineers have been working for years to deal with the varied threats against the State of Israel. They have reached a degree of excellence reflected in the results we saw tonight, and this with the full support and cooperation of Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the IDF. We are proud to contribute to maintaining Israel’s security against any threat, however complex it may be.”

Amir Peretz, IAI’s Chairman of Board said: “I am proud of and grateful to the men and women of IAI who were today partners in the successful defense of the State of Israel.”

The Arrow (Hetz) is a family of anti-ballistic missiles designed to fulfill an Israeli requirement for a missile defense system that would be more effective against ballistic missiles than the MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile. Undertaken by the MALAM division of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Boeing, it is overseen by the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s “Homa” administration and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. It forms the long-range layer of Israel’s multi-tiered missile defence system, along with David’s Sling (at medium-to-long range) and Iron Dome and Iron Beam (at short ranges).

The Arrow system consists of the joint production hypersonic Arrow anti-missile interceptors, Arrow 2 and Arrow 3, the Elta EL/M-2080 “Green Pine” and “Great Pine” early-warning AESA radars, the Elisra “Golden Citron” (“Citron Tree”) C3I center, and the Israel Aerospace Industries “Brown Hazelnut” (“Hazelnut Tree”) launch control center. Following the construction and testing of the Arrow 1 technology demonstrator, production and deployment began with the Arrow 2 version of the missile. Arrow 3 operates at greater speeds, greater range and at greater altitudes than Arrow 2, intercepting ballistic missiles during the space-flight portion of their trajectory.

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