The Joint- U.S. /Israel Arrow Ballistic Missile Defense
System conducted a successful intercept of a target ballistic
missile today in Israel. This was the fourth test of the Arrow-
2 missile and the second successful intercept attempt. The first
two tests were not intercept attempts.
The U.S. and Israeli engineering teams are very satisfied
with the test results and are confident they represent
significant forward progress in the program.
The Arrow program is a joint U.S./Israeli effort to develop
an interceptor missile for the State of Israel. The information
gained from the program has potential application for U.S.
theater missile defense programs such as the Patriot Advanced
Capability-3, the Theater High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), and
the Navy Area and Theater-wide- systems.
Arrow is funded by the United States and Israel. Israel
Aircraft Industries is the prime contractor. U.S. participation
is directed by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization within
the Department of Defense. The U.S. Army Program Executive
Office Air and Missile Defense manages the U.S. effort. For
further information on the Arrow, contact the Public Affairs
Office, Army PEO Air and Missile Defense, 205-842-0561.