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Israel Successfully Tests Arrow Missile Defense System
JPost ^ | 10 Feb 2012 | Yaakov Katz

Posted on 02/10/2012 4:17:07 AM PST by edpc

In the face of Iran's continued pursuit of a nuclear weapon, Israel tested the Arrow missile defense system on Friday in what officials said was a successful demonstration of the country's ability to defend itself in a future war.

At 11 a.m., an F-15 Israel Air Force (IAF) fighter jet launched a Blue Sparrow, a missile developed by Raphael to impersonate long-range Iranian ballistic missiles.

The Arrow's radar and detection system, developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) detected the incoming "enemy" missile and tracked it together with the US X-Band radar deployed in the Negev dessert.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; middleeast
The Arrow serves as Israel's upper-tier missile defense system. Additional layers include the Iron Dome for short-range rockets and the soon-to-be-deployed David's Sling, which is being developed to defend against medium range rockets.

We know Israel has 'red lines' for Iran's nuclear program. You have to wonder if implementation of these systems is one for the mad mullahs if Iran.

1 posted on 02/10/2012 4:17:15 AM PST by edpc
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2 posted on 02/10/2012 5:24:50 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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Thanks edpc.
3 posted on 02/10/2012 5:11:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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