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Israel, US commence works to develop ‘Arrow-4’ – Air Defense System Missile

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Israel-developing-new-Arrow-4-ballistic-missile-shield-with-U.SIsrael Missile Defense Organisation & United States Missile Defense Agency have commenced work on the development of ‘Arrow-4’ anti-ballistic missiles which will be part of Israel’s multi-layered Ballistic Missile Shield

  • Missile Defence/shield is a system, weapon, or technology which is used for detecting, tracking, intercepting & destroying incoming attack missiles (Ballistic Missiles & other short tactical missiles) in the atmosphere and in space.
  • Arrow-4 Missile Shield will be an advanced version of the existing Arrow-2 & Arrow-3 Interceptors.
  • Boeing, an american Aerospace & Defense company & Elbit Systems, Israel will be part of the Arrow Defence project.  Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will be the main contractor for the development & production.
  • Israel is one of the Four Countries to have successfully developed an anti-ballistic missile system, after the USA, Russia & India.

Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme

It is an initiative to develop & deploy a multi-layered ballistic missile defence system to protect India from Ballistic missile attacks.

  • It is a 2-tiered system consisting of 2 land & sea-based interceptor missiles namely Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) missile for high altitude interception & Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Missile for lower altitude interception.
  • It is capable of intercepting any incoming missile launched from a range of 5, 000 Kilometres.
  • India’s Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) program is awaiting approval from the Government of India, it has been developed by Indian Air Force (IAF) & Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

Recent Related News:

i.On December 15, 2020, Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) together with United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully test fired a series of Israel’s 3 multi-range missile defence systems namely – “Arrow”, “David’s Sling” & “Iron Dome” over the Mediterranean Sea.

About Israel:

Prime Minister- Benjamin Netanyahu
Capital– Jerusalem
Currency– Israeli Shekel

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President – Joe Biden
Capital– Washington, D.C.
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