01:52 GMT12 April 2021
Listen Live
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    0 07

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Israel and the United States have conducted a successful test of the Hetz 3 ("Arrow-3") long-range missile system, capable of intercepting ballistic missiles in space, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday.

    "Last night at 02.30 [00.30 GMT], the Israeli Defense Ministry together with the US Department of Defense conducted a successful test of the Hetz 3 anti-missile system designed to intercept ballistic missiles above the atmosphere," the ministry said.

    The Hetz 3 has successfully fulfilled its task, the ministry noted. The launch was held in the central part of Israel under the leadership of Israel Aerospace Industries and Israeli Air Force.

    READ MORE: Tel Aviv Registers Alleged Rocket Launch From Gaza Targeting Southern Israel

    The Hetz 3 is a system that intercepts ballistic missiles during the space-flight portion of their trajectory, including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) carrying nuclear, chemical, biological or conventional warheads. The reported flight range of the Hetz 3 missile is up to 1,500 miles and may be used as an anti-satellite weapon.


    Red Arrows Aerobatics Wow at Wales Airshow
    Modi-Trump Meeting: Indian PM Gets Fresh Arrows in His Quiver on H-1B Visa Issue
    Arrow 3: Israel, US Team Up on Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptors
    Arrow-3 interceptor, Israeli Defense Ministry, Israel, US
    Community standardsDiscussion