On social media, there were reports of the launch being caught on a car’s camera:
Joint Statement by the Israel Ministry of Defense and Israel Defense Forces:“The IDF and Israel Ministry of Defense Announce the Arrow 3 System’s First Successful Operational Interception. Israeli Air Defense Array soldiers successfully launched an ‘Arrow 3’ interceptor… — Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) November 9, 2023
“The Arrow system, produced by Israel Aerospace Industries, is the top tier of Israel’s multi-layered integrated air defenses, focused on incoming ballistic missiles,” Breaking Defense noted in a Nov.9 report. “Arrow-3 is the most advanced variant currently in service; the Arrow-2 had its first successful intercept on Oct. 31. the Arrow 3 system was recently sold to Germany as Berlin sought a solution to threats in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine. Israel announced it was working on an Arrow 4 system to build on the success of Arrow 3 in 2021.” Taking the war to outer space is a new frontier, to put it mildly. Less than 100 years ago, ballistic warfare was as advanced as lobbing artillery at the other side of the trenches. Now, we’ve come to the point where two sides can face each other in outer space. Given that Israel is already on to the Arrow 4 and other countries have similar systems, acts of war will increasingly take place outside the atmosphere. Especially as several conflicts threaten to metastasize and go global, other players aside from the United States and Israel will look to beef up their capability to deploy weapons outside the atmosphere. No, “Star Wars” didn’t come to pass and Space Force has seen mostly modest progress since its inception, but looking toward the stars wasn’t wrong, either — as the IDF has proved in its fight against extremist aggressors.
The launch of an Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile was documented yesterday. The missile successfully intercepted a target over the Red Sea. pic.twitter.com/YuqEwG4XYD— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) November 10, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.