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Arrow



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Arrow
Israeli anti-ballistic missile. The Arrow weapon system was a ground-based, ballistic missile defense system designed to protect Israel against ballistic missiles.

The Arrow system used a two-stage interceptor, called the Arrow II, to destroy an incoming target with a fragmentation warhead. Other system elements included a launch control center, a fire-control radar and a battle management center.

Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) was the prime contractor of the co-produced Arrow system, responsible for system integration and final interceptor assembly in Israel. Boeing was responsible for production of about 35 percent of the Arrow interceptor components at its Huntsville, Alabama facility.

The first co-produced Arrow II interceptor was delivered by IAI to the Israeli Ministry of Defense in the spring of 2005. The first flight test using a co-produced interceptor took place in 2006.

Boeing was responsible for the Section II electronics assembly (part of the kill vehicle), radome, the canister assembly that housed the interceptor, electrical subsystems and other lower level assemblies.

Failures: 3. Success Rate: 90.00%. First Fail Date: 1990-08-09. Last Fail Date: 1991-10-30. Launch data is: continuing.

Status: Active.
First Launch: 1990.08.09.
Last Launch: 2007.03.26.
Number: 30 .

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See also
  • Arrow The Arrow weapon system was a ground-based, ballistic missile defense system designed to protect Israel against ballistic missiles. More...
  • Daniel Israel and South Africa collaborated closely in rocket technology in the 1970's and 1980's. South Africa provided Israel with the uranium and test facilities it needed for its strategic weapons programmes. In exchange Israel provided aerospace technology. This included the capability of building the ten-tonne solid propellant rocket motors designed for the Israeli Jericho-2 missile. These motors were the basis of two space launchers for an indigenous 'R5b' space programme. It seems that South Africa also planned to use these motors in a series of missiles to provide a nuclear deterrent. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • IAI Israeli manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Israel Aircraft Industries, Israel. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

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