Israel to test high-altitude missile interceptor

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 05, 2012 15:10 hrs

Jerusalem, Dec 5 (IANS) Israel will soon test its latest high-altitude missile interceptor called the Arrow III, an official said Wednesday.

The Arrow III is expected to be able to hit non-conventional, nuclear weapon-tipped rockets, Xinhua quoted an official of the defence ministry as saying.

The latest missile interceptor is the high-altitude end of a triad of Israel's multi-tier active air defences. The other two are Iron Dome, used against threats up to 70 km, and David's Sling, designed to intercept projectiles up to 250 km away.

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