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Israel Conducts Successful Test on Arrow System

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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 05:19 PM
The Ministry of Defense announced the “Arrow” anti-missile system was able to identify a missile fired from an F15 fighter jet.

Good news for the Arrow.

I think this is the Arrow-3 system.

First Publish: 2/10/2012, 8:35 PM -- Arutz Sheva, IsraelNationalNews

The Ministry of Defense announced on Friday that it conducted a successful test on the “Arrow” anti-missile system. The experiment tested the system’s enhanced capabilities of dealing with ballistic missiles such as the Scud and the Iranian Shihab.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak congratulated all those who took part in the successful test, which was performed this morning as part of a multi-year program between Israel and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

The Arrow 3 system is said to have similar capabilities as those interception systems present on U.S. Aegis destroyers, being able to intercept missiles at great altitudes and distances.

Last week it was reported that Israel and the United States have teamed up to export the Arrow anti-missile system to South Korea for $1 billion. Israel denied the report.

Israel holds successful test on the “Arrow” anti-missile system and its enhanced capabilities of dealing with ballistic missiles.

I guess this system might help against those Gaza missiles too, but I'm not sure

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 05:51 PM
Hmmm.... Well, this keeps getting more interesting. So the latest Arrow system is up and going with successful results. Which means Israel has a credible way to zap incoming missiles, nuclear or conventional. The S-300 variant that Syria has and Iran bought 2 of to copy their own version from were designed with large effort toward defeating the Tomahawk cruise missile in particular and similar systems in general. So...BOTH sides can effectively counter parts of the other side's attacks this time. This could be a very interesting fight we see happen over there.

Locking onto something so small is impressive. It sounds like quite a system.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 06:12 PM
this was a controlled missile test, they already knew the angle of attack, the speed, direction, altitude and type of missile.

with all those variables it's easier to accomplish.

but dozens of long range missiles, free falling at supersonic speeds, plus darting around as a countermeasure is very hard if not impossible to track and shoot down successfully.

it's like shooting a bullet with a bullet without know where or when it was fired. only missiles travel much, much faster.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 06:26 PM
If a nuke missile is intercepted,

will the warhead still cause a nuclear explosion ?

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 06:54 PM

The arrow missile is a high altitude interceptor missile and is not built to take out short range Gaza type missiles

Since Iran is a know direction from Israel and missiles from Iran would take a known ballistic path, 10 or more missile batteries each with there own overlapping sectors of action would give israel good capabilities of taking out Iranian missiles.

This is good for a small country like israel but a large country like the US with missile coming from say Russia it would be much more complicated as there are many routes a missile could follow

Any incoming missiles would be targeted by two or three missile batteries

A ballistic missile follows the same path as a bullet and once you have a point A and point B along the path any good computer can give you point X in the future.and you just aim at point X and let your missile homing system do the final intercept maneuver.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 07:09 PM

Originally posted by xuenchen
If a nuke missile is intercepted,

will the warhead still cause a nuclear explosion ?

yes it could still go off as a nuke from a country without a long history of building nukes would have crude arming systems.

Likely countries like Saudi Arabia would take a EMP pulse from these nuclear explosions and be a little peeved at Iran.

Then there is also a good? chance that if Iran fired a number of missile one or more failures falling short and landing in Saudi Arabia and that would peeve the whole Arab league. Along with any nuclear fallout from hits in Israel blowing over the Arab league nations.

There is also a very good chance that Iran would kill more Palestinians then Israelis when attacking Israel with nukes.
.01º off in targeting by Iran could put a missile over a Palestinian city instead of a Israeli city

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