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Israel tests advanced missile defence system

| Updated: February 20, 2018 19:40:52

Israel tests advanced missile defence system

Israel has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defence system capable of defending against ballistic missile threats outside the atmosphere.

According to Israel Defence Ministry, The Monday's successful mission test of the Arrow-3 interceptor is "a major milestone" in Israel's ability to defend itself "against current and future threats in the region." Two previous tests of the system were recently called off, reports AP.

Arrow-3 is part of the multi-layered system Israel is developing to defend against both short- and mid-range rockets fired from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, as well as Iran's long-range missiles. It includes Iron Dome, David's Sling and the Arrow-2 systems.

It was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and US aviation giant Boeing, and became operational in January 2017.

Israel has already deployed Arrow to counter Syrian missiles.



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