Another Israeli Arrow 3 test aborted

10 January 2018

The Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) halted the latest test of the Arrow 3 ballistic missile interceptor on 10 January, citing a technical error.

The Arrow 3, which became operational a year ago, releases a ‘kill vehicle’ to intercept incoming missiles outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

“The scenario was complex. We are checking the system ahead of the development of the next block,” said Israel Missile Defense Organization director Moshe Patel. “The interceptor did not launch because data was not transferred as expected.”

Boaz Levi, general manager and executive vice president at IAI, said another trial would be held in the coming weeks.

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