The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in collaboration with Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDA), has successfully completed a flight test of the Arrow 3 weapons system.

Led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), in partnership with the Israeli Air Force, the Arrow 3 trial was carried out at a test site in central Israel.

The flight test successfully demonstrated the capability of the interceptor to defend against ballistic missiles outside of the atmosphere.

The test not only supported the operational capabilities of Israel. but also helped enhance the nation’s ability to defend itself against present and future threats.

The US MDA functions as the co-developer of the Arrow 3 system, which forms a significant part of Israel’s four-layered defence array.

“The test not only supported the operational capabilities of Israel, but also helped enhance the nation’s ability to defend itself against present and future threats.”

The four layers of the defence array are Iron Dome and David’s Sling, and the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 systems.

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The current test is reported to have been conducted after a number of attempts in recent months.

The trial, which was intended to take place in January this year, was cancelled due to a data transfer problem and was again called off in December owing to safety concerns, reported The Times of Israel.

Being the world’s first operational, national, stand-alone anti-tactical ballistic missiles (ATBM) defence system, the Arrow interceptor detects, tracks, intercepts, and destroys incoming TBMs carrying a range of warheads.

In January last year, the Arrow 3 weapons systems were delivered to the Israeli Air Force for operational use.