Israel’s Arrow-3 Completes Successful Exoatmospheric Flight Test
February 26, 2013 in Middle East
The Arrow-3 is needed because the Arrow-2 may not suffice for the neutralization of an incoming nuclear warhead, which needs be conducted before it returns in to the Atmosphere. This holds for the 2nd interception attempt too. There’s also the future concern of MIRV, which can be handled effectively only by means of destroying the carrier platform i.e. prior to the separation of the Re-Entry vehicles. The USA would have to buy Arrow-3 systems for deployment in Saudi-Arabia and Germany for deployment in Romania, both facing Iran. The decades-long life-cycle of the Arrow-3 suggests a dependency on Israel for the security of the free-world for the generations to come.
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