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Successful Arrow 3 test.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nas143kFwgg

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/169661/israel-mod-confirms-arrow-3-test-success.html

"This morning, the Ministry of Defense along with the US Missile Defense Agency, conducted the first successful test using the "Arrow 3" defense system designated for interception of ballistic missiles outside of the atmosphere.

For the past three years, the Ministry of Defense, IAI (Israeli Aerospace Industries) and IAF have been conducting tests on the "Arrow 3". This morning another one was conducted.

After launching the Sparrow target missile, the Arrow's radar system identified the target, transferred its specs to the battle management center, which analyzed it and conducted a full interception plan. With the completion of the plan, an "Arrow 3" interceptor was launched towards the target and destroyed it in space. There are plans for more tests of the "Arrow 3" interceptor system in the future, until the division becomes operational.

The first test of flight in "Arrow 3" interceptor was conducted in February, 2013, as part of a series of developments and tests of its parameters. This was an additional step in building Israel's operational abilities to withstand threats. The first test was conducted in a test range in the center of Israel."
 

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IAI video explaining Arrow 3 operations. I wonder how different this is from THAAD?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z93F1TnxfTM
 

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fredymac said:
IAI video explaining Arrow 3 operations. I wonder how different this is from THAAD?
Arrow 3 is exoatmospheric only which is why they need to keep Arrow 2 around. THAAD does both. Arrow 3 might more divert capability (might) because of the way it maneuvers. It's KKV can actually change the direction it's flying where things like THAAD, SM-3, and such only translate side to side. On the other hand, unless the Arrow 3 KKV also has a separate divert system, it's reaction time is likely slower. THAAD-EX would use the upper stage to not only increase range but to significantly increase divert capability (both in and out of the atmosphere) giving the best of all possibilities.
 

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Loren said:
Apparently an Arrow 2 missile was used to intercept and destroy a S-200 SAM missile that had locked on to an Israeli F-15 over Northern Israel
http://debka.com/article/25970/Israeli-air-strikes-in-Syria-intercepts-missile

That's the first missile intercept of a SAM I believe.
Nope. PAT (Patriot) has been used as a target many times. Talos (SAM) was Vandal (missile target). BOMARCs were used as targets. Nike Zeus shot down Nike Hercules missiles. The Russians have used old SA-1s (Guild) as targets as well.
 

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I think he meant operationally.
 

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bring_it_on said:
I think he meant operationally.
Where is the evidence that it was an S-200? I've seen the claim several times now but no sources. ???
 

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@reutersanders said:
This rare image unveil Israel's protected shelter concept for the Arrow ABM system.
It is obviously not exclusively for A 3 (as I thought) but for A 2 also.
Inside the shelter there are 6 static launchers.
The reason to have a mix of static & mobile launchers are not quite clear...
Pictures at Twitter: https://twitter.com/reutersanders/status/996406310169169920
 

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Not still in boost phase. The KKV has a motor onboard.

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Anybody know why Alaska?
 

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Using the same testing infrastructure as Ground-Based Midcourse?
 

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