12:00 AM, March 2, 2012
Israel will begin advanced testing of the Arrow 3 weapon system in the “near future”, according to Itzhak Kaya, head of the Arrow missile program at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Kaya made the announcement today at the Military & Aviation Exhibition 2012 that was held in Airport City near Tel Aviv on Friday. “The first test of the advanced Arrow 3 weapon system will be performed in the near future, confirming the interceptor missile's effectiveness. A series of different tests will be run on the system to establish its high level of reliability within a short period," he said. He also said that "recent tests are being conducted according to the multi-year plan of the Israeli Ministry of Defense and our American partner. The program is on track, meeting its expectations as a high priority defense system.