Israel and the US successfully test long-distance Arrow-3 rockets over Alaska

Israel and the US successfully test long-range Arrow-3 missiles over Alaska that defend against projectile weapons shot from Iran days after Tehran tests a medium-range missile

  • Israel and the US have successfully tested the Arrow 3 missile defense system in Kodiak, Alaska, the two countries say
  • Israel plans to use the jointly developed system to defend itself against potential long-range missiles fired from Iran
  • The series of tests took place over the course of 10 days and saw three successful interceptions of a & # 39; hostile & # 39; target
  • The tests came after a year's delay and are part of a reported $ 80 million contract between MDA and the Alaska Aerospace Corp.
  • Tests come days after Iran fired a Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile
  • The tests are also in the midst of increasing international tensions between the US and Iran over the Tehran nuclear program and rocket projects
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Israel and the US have successfully tested the Arrow 3 missile defense system over Alaska.

The series of tests of the long-range arrow system with ballistic missiles from Arrow 3 took place in the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) in Kodiak, Alaska, as a defense measure against Iran's long-range missiles.

The series of tests took place over the course of 10 days and saw three successful interceptions of a & # 39; hostile & # 39; target, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The defense system tests against targets that behave the same as the advanced ballistic missiles developed by Iran.

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The test, the first to be conducted outside of Israel, comes if the US and Israel remain suspicious of Iran and its ongoing work on its nuclear program and ballistic missile program, despite international calls for termination.

Israel and the US have successfully tested the Arrow 3 missile defense system over Alaska, officials say. This image, issued by the Israeli Defense Ministry, shows the launch of the Arrow-3 hypersonic anti-ballistic missile at an unnamed location in Alaska

Israel and the US have successfully tested the Arrow 3 missile defense system over Alaska, officials say. This image, issued by the Israeli Defense Ministry, shows the launch of the Arrow-3 hypersonic anti-ballistic missile at an unnamed location in Alaska

The series of tests took place over the course of 10 days and saw three successful interceptions of a & # 39; hostile & # 39; target in the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) in Kodiak, Alaska

The series of tests took place over the course of 10 days and saw three successful interceptions of a & # 39; hostile & # 39; target in the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) in Kodiak, Alaska

The series of tests took place over the course of 10 days and saw three successful interceptions of a & # 39; hostile & # 39; target in the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) in Kodiak, Alaska

The jointly created system will protect Israel against long-range rockets from Iran and rockets from Gaza and Lebanon.

& # 39; Ten challenging years of development have now come to a head: the Arrow 3 weapon system has completed a test campaign, where an Arrow 3 interceptor has completed the full interception of the target, & # 39; said Moshe Patel, director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization.

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& # 39; In addition, the fact that the tests were conducted in Alaska, tens of thousands of miles from Israel, is another important achievement that demonstrates the operational capabilities of the Arrow 3 system to successfully address any threat & # 39 ;, he added.

& # 39; These successful tests are an important milestone in the development of the Arrow Weapon System & # 39 ;, said Jon Hill, deputy admiral director of the Missile Defense Agency.

This image shows the launch of the hypersonic anti-ballistic missile Arrow-3 at an unnamed location in Alaska

This image shows the launch of the hypersonic anti-ballistic missile Arrow-3 at an unnamed location in Alaska

This image shows the launch of the hypersonic anti-ballistic missile Arrow-3 at an unnamed location in Alaska

Israel & # 39; s US-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield is seen during a series of live interception tests over Alaska

Israel & # 39; s US-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield is seen during a series of live interception tests over Alaska

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Israel & # 39; s US-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield is seen during a series of live interception tests over Alaska

The tests came after a year's delay and are part of a reported $ 80 million contract between MDA and the Alaska Aerospace Corp.

The tests came after a year's delay and are part of a reported $ 80 million contract between MDA and the Alaska Aerospace Corp.

The tests came after a year's delay and are part of a reported $ 80 million contract between MDA and the Alaska Aerospace Corp.

The test only followed a few days after Iran tested a Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile from the country's coastline along the Gulf of Oman on Friday and crashed at 620 miles (1,000 km) in northern Iran

The test only followed a few days after Iran tested a Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile from the country's coastline along the Gulf of Oman on Friday and crashed at 620 miles (1,000 km) in northern Iran

The test only followed a few days after Iran tested a Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile from the country's coastline along the Gulf of Oman on Friday and crashed at 620 miles (1,000 km) in northern Iran

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& # 39; This unique success in Alaska offers confidence in the future Israeli opportunities to defeat the evolving threats in the region. We are committed to helping the Israeli government improve its national missile defense capability to protect the state of Israel against new threats, ”he added.

The tests came after a year's delay and are part of a reported contract of $ 80 million between MDA and Alaska Aerospace Corp.

The test had to take place in Alaska because Israel & # 39; limited power & # 39; had to close the airspace above the Mediterranean.

& # 39; Arrow 3 is too large for the state of Israel, & # 39; said Patel. & # 39; It should be good against nuclear threats coming from Iran. We have limitations in our arena for conducting flight tests due to safety. & # 39;

Israel's last successful missile test was in January.

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Meanwhile, Iran tested a Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile in Tehran on Friday from the shoreline of the country along the Gulf of Oman, and the rocket collapsed 620 miles (1,000 km) in northern Iran, contributing to increasing international tensions between the US and Iran on the Tehran nuclear program and missile projects.

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