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Israel Enters 'New Era' With Arrow 3 Anti-Ballistic Missiles

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20:51 18.01.2017(updated 20:52 18.01.2017)

The Israeli Air Force enters a "new era" as it has received Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missiles from Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), the IMDO director said Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported that Arrow 3 was developed jointly by Israel and the United States and the two countries would continue developing new capabilities for the systems.

"It is a new era in the Israel's multi-layered defense system," Moshe Patel said, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post newspaper.

The ceremonial transfer of the anti-ballistic missiles, which can intercept the missiles while they are outside the Earth's atmosphere, was reportedly attended by Gen. William Coley, a representative of the US Missile Defense Agency, Air Defense Force Commander Brig. Gen. Zvika Yachimovitch, Israeli Aerospace Industries Vice President and Head of the Missile and Space program Boaz Levy.

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