Israel to Start Production of Arrow 3 Missile Despite Not Completing Tests


The Defence Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries are reportedly so confident in their new missile, that the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system is set to go into production before tests on its accuracy have been completed. With their confidence that the missile will be able to destroy hostile missiles in space, these tests are due to determine whether the Arrow 3 is capable of intercepting a target missile that will simulate the Iranian Shehab 3b ballistic weapon, which Israel currently sees as its main missile threat. This test is set to undergo some time in the next week.

Arrow 3 is set to become operational in 2015 to intercept ballistic missiles in space before they are over Israel, and shoot them down at high altitudes to disintegrate nuclear, chemical or biological warheads.

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