GERMANY - Israel Ready to Sell Anti-Satellite System

Arno Froese

Israel is looking to bolster Germany’s air-defense system through the future sale to Berlin of its Arrow 3 anti-satellite system. Jerusalem also plans to help replace Russia as a gas supplier to Europe starting next year.

“The future possible deal [on the Arrow 3] has to do with our total commitment to the safety of Germany,” Prime Minister Yair Lapid said during a joint press conference in Berlin with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as he confirmed that the two countries were in talks about such a purchase.

Arrow 3 interceptors are designed to fly beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, where their warheads detach to become “kamikaze” satellites, or “kill vehicles” that track and slam into targets. Such high-altitude shoot-downs are meant to safely destroy incoming nuclear, biological or chemical missiles. The Arrow 3 can intercept ballistic missiles at an altitude of 62 miles and has a range of 1,490 miles.

Lapid also spoke of Israeli plans to deliver to Europe next year about 10% of the gas that the continent had received from Russia last year., 12 September 2022

Arno's Commentary

Another virtually unthinkable prospect, only a decade ago. While there are many other missile defense systems, the one with the most battlefield-tested experience is Israel’s. Gaza’s repeated rocket attacks on Israel’s population has turned into a blessing for Israel. 

Genesis 50:20 declares: “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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