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Israel begins developing advanced anti-missile Arrow-4 system with US

Arrow-4 will be "the next generation" of Israel's multi-layered defense doctrine to intercept missiles in the atmosphere and space, according to the ministry statement

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IANS  |  Jerusalem 

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel PM
The defense ministry said Arrow-4 will be an advanced and innovative anti-missile system with enhanced capabilities.

has begun developing a long-range interceptor, named Arrow-4, together with the US.

"The Missile Defense Organization, in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development of the Defense Ministry, and the Defense Agency, have commenced the development of the Arrow-4 system," a spokesperson with the defence ministry said in a statement.

Arrow-4 will be "the next generation" of Israel's multi-layered defence doctrine to intercept missiles in the atmosphere and space, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The defence ministry said Arrow-4 will be an advanced and innovative anti-missile system with enhanced capabilities to "address a wide range of evolving threats in the region and will replace the Arrow-2 interceptors over the next decades."

John Hill, director of the Defense Agency, said in the statement that the cooperative program between the two countries "illustrates US commitment to assisting the government of in upgrading its national missile defence capability to defend the State of Israel from emerging threats."

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First Published: Fri, February 19 2021. 11:33 IST
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