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Israel, US will conduct joint-test of the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile in AlaskaAs a result of efforts by Iran to develop its long-range ballistic missiles, Israel and the US are continuing their joint efforts to develop and test the new Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile defense system. In the coming months, the system will be tested for the first time in Alaska.
For the first time, Israel will test the Arrow 3 missile from Alaska in a joint trial with the US Missile Defense Agency. The test is scheduled to occur in a few months.
The trial will take place at the Kodiak test site in Alaska, where the system will face a target similar in behavior to the advanced Iranian ballistic missiles. The location was chosen given its relative isolation as there is a possibility that shrapnel will fall following the interception.
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Israel is developing Arrow 3 missiles to intercept the most advanced ballistic missiles being developed by Iran. The Arrow 3 is an exoatmospheric anti-ballistic missile meant to destroy missiles in space, so even if the missiles carry a non-conventional warhead, there would be no damage on the ground.
According to officials at the center of the spaceport on Kodiak Island, the Arrow 3 test will cost an estimated $80 million, with a portion being funded by the US. In the last few months, security officials have confirmed that although Iran has kept in-line with the nuclear agreement in terms of uranium enrichment, it continues to develop long-range ballistic missiles. Arrow 3 missiles, which can destroy ballistic missiles at heights of hundreds of miles, could also be used to intercept satellites in the future.
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