The Missile Defense Agency and its Israeli counterpart have supported a flight test of an Arrow 3 weapons system built to intercept ballistic missiles flying outside the atmosphere.
Arrow 3 prime contractor Israel Aerospace Industries led the test in collaboration with Israel air force, MDA said Monday.
The system is a key component of Israel’s multilayered defense array composed of Iron Dome and David’s Sling and Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 missile defense weapons.
The Israeli air force received the latest variant of interceptors early in 2017 for operational use.
Boeing serves as IAI’s Arrow 3 development and production partner in the U.S.