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    Default Israel could field Arrow 3 missile shield earlier than planned

    Analysis of the Arrow 3 ballistic missile interceptor test performed early this year suggests that Israel will be able to shorten the time required to achieve operational status with the system, Israeli sources say.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...lanned-390535/

    Very good. It will be even cheaper than the Arrow 2. Btw,according to reports,it will have the capability to take out satelites. Israel will be one of few countries with such capability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker1 View Post
    Btw,according to reports,it will have the capability to take out satelites.
    What reports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    What reports?
    You can find link to that report (in .pdf) in arrow 3 wiki page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker1 View Post
    Btw,according to reports,it will have the capability to take out satelites. Israel will be one of few countries with such capability.
    Presumably only to low earth orbit but that will be enough to take out any satellites for imagery companies selling targeting info to Hezbollah and similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel44CZ View Post
    You can find link to that report (in .pdf) in arrow 3 wiki page
    Only one I saw said, "could be adapted to" not "will be capable of". Big difference.

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    Arrow 3 is designed to deal with what class of BM ? Is it similar in capability to THAAD thats designed to deal with 3000 km class BM ?

    What is the known altitude and range of Arrow 3 compared to similar capability offered by Arrow 2

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    It's an exo-atmospheric interceptor(it can reach an attitude of around 100KM)and i believe that it will be able to take out missiles with the range of 3000 KM,but i'm not sure in 100%.

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    3000 km would make it similar to THAAD...... why didnt Israel go for THAAD system considering they deploy Patriot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker1 View Post
    It's an exo-atmospheric interceptor(it can reach an attitude of around 100KM)and i believe that it will be able to take out missiles with the range of 3000 KM,but i'm not sure in 100%.
    Okay so it's much less than THAAD. THAAD has 150km+ altitude capability and can also hit targets inside the atmosphere.

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    Exact altitude of the Arrow 3 is classified, what Laker should have said is that it can reach an altitude of more than 100Km, and the reason Israel didn't went for THAAD is mainly the fact that one THAAD cost as much as three Arrow-3 missiles and a bit more than one Arrow-2+ one Arrow 3 missiles.

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    At least the IDF is getting funding for something these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Okay so it's much less than THAAD. THAAD has 150km+ altitude capability and can also hit targets inside the atmosphere.
    Man,I don't want to conduct a d!ck contest ,but i will give you the quote of Partick J. O'Reilly(former director of the U.S missile defense agency):"The design of Arrow 3 promises to be an extremely capable system, more advanced than what we have ever attempted in the U.S. with our programs. [...] This has to do with the seekers that have greater flexibility and other aspects, such as propulsion systems it will be an extremely capable system" http://defense-update.com/products/a/arrow3.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker1 View Post
    Man,I don't want to conduct a d!ck contest ,but i will give you the quote of Partick J. O'Reilly(former director of the U.S missile defense agency):"The design of Arrow 3 promises to be an extremely capable system, more advanced than what we have ever attempted in the U.S. with our programs. [...] This has to do with the seekers that have greater flexibility and other aspects, such as propulsion systems – it will be an extremely capable system" http://defense-update.com/products/a/arrow3.html
    Never said it wasn't capable. Just that it didn't have the reach or versatility of THAAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Never said it wasn't capable. Just that it didn't have the reach or versatility of THAAD.
    For threats with shorter range you have the Arrow 2. Arrow 3 is only a new missile,it's not a new system from zero. Soldiers in the command and control room will decide which interceptor to launch-Arrow 3 or Arrow 2.
    Last edited by Laker1; 09-16-2013 at 03:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Never said it wasn't capable. Just that it didn't have the reach or versatility of THAAD.
    THAAD is American made, it HAS to be BETTER.

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