According to Dov Raviv
, a senior developer dubbed "the father of the Arrow anti-ballistic missile",[x 3] a single Arrow interceptor has a 90 percent probability of destroying a target missile at the highest altitude possible
. In case of failure two more interceptors can be launched towards the target at short time intervals
If the first of these destroys the target, the second can be directed to another target.
Using this technique, three independent interception possibilities are provided which raise the interception probability from 90 percent to 99.9 percent
, thus satisfying the leakage rate requirement.
The Arrow also has the capability to simultaneously intercept a salvo of more than five incoming missiles, with the target missiles arriving within a 30-second span.
Such capability is currently possessed only by the United States and Russia
According to Raviv, the Arrow can discriminate between a warhead and a decoy