Arrow 3, the newest addition to the Arrow Weapon System, is the upper tier in the Arrow family of weapons that incorporates the latest technology to combat a continually advancing threat. Short- and medium-range ballistic missile threats require prompt and effective self-defense capabilities. The threat of more sophisticated missiles, including the threat of weapons of mass destruction, requires a multi-tier approach to achieve a zero leakage rate.
New, improved interceptor designed to defend against ballistic missiles such as Iran’s Shahab and Sajil, Syria’s Scud D.
The Israel Air Force will take delivery in the coming weeks of a new and improved Arrow-2 missile interceptor in an effort to bolster its defenses in face of growing regional threats.
Work on an upgraded interceptor called “Block 4” wasrevealed by The Jerusalem Post in April. The upgraded missile contains new software aimed at improving the system’s ability to defend against long-range ballistic missiles such as Iran’s Shahab and Sajil and Syria’s Scud D missiles.
In the coming months, the Defense Ministry plans to hold its first interception test of the Arrow 3, a new higher-level system that will provide Israel with a number of chances to intercept incoming enemy missiles.