Israel expands missile defense umbrella to counter improved threats
With no letup in Iranian ballistic missile development in sight, Israel is boosting its sensor and interceptor capabilities to bolster its ability to defend itself against more capable threats. The cornerstone of the upgraded ballistic missile defense architecture is the Arrow 3 exoatmospheric interceptor. Ground trials of the hardware are underway, with Israeli developers aiming for a first flight test in 2011. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is targeting an initial operational ...
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