Israel Defense Forces Launch Arrow 3 System into SPace to Intercept Missile Fired in Red Sea Region
By Fox News // November 17, 2023
first time wartime combat has taken place in space
ABOVE VIDEO: The Israel Defense Forces released video of its Arrow 3 air defense system launching to intercept a missile fired in the Red Sea region.
(FOX NEWS) – The Israel Defense Forces released video of its Arrow 3 air defense system launching to intercept a missile fired in the Red Sea region.
The IDF announced the first Arrow 3’s successful operational interception on Nov. 9, when it shot down a ground missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen. The historic launch of this exo-atmospheric missile is the first time wartime combat has taken place in space.
The Arrow-3 Interceptor missile was developed in a joint venture by the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). It is the most sophisticated of Israel’s air defenses, designed to target incoming ballistic missiles.
In August, Israel announced the sale of its Arrow 3 system to Germany for $3.5 billion in a U.S.-approved deal. Israel sought approval for the deal from the U.S. State Department because the system was jointly developed by the two countries. Israeli defense officials said the system would extend Germany’s defense capability while strengthening the defense relationship between Israel and the United States.
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