IAF to Deploy Third Arrow Anti-Missile Battery

21 October 2010 (Last Updated October 21st, 2010 18:30)

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is preparing to deploy a third Arrow anti-missile battery, currently under development, to protect its boundary from the threat of long-range missiles. The new battery, expected to begin operation in the coming months, will join the aerial umbrella of defence

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is preparing to deploy a third Arrow anti-missile battery, currently under development, to protect its boundary from the threat of long-range missiles.

The new battery, expected to begin operation in the coming months, will join the aerial umbrella of defence provided by the Herev Magen unit.

The new battery will be equipped with the new intercepting missile of the Arrow system, considered more accurate than previous missiles.

It will also feature the new radar Oren Adir, which has an increased range to cover longer distances and the ability to identify the type of missiles fired at Israel.

A management centre to fire special shots will be established at Herev Magen in the Palmachim and Ein Shemer Air Force Bases.