ISRAEL - Arrow-2 Interception Test Successful

Arno Froese

The advanced system is designed to intercept long-range missiles. It successfully intercepted a Sparrow simulated long-range, surface-to-surface missile, which could one day be fired at Israel by Iran, such as the Shahab 3 medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) with an explosive warhead.

The interception was conducted by IAF service members together with engineers from the institutions involved in the system’s development. The various layers of Israel’s air-defense mechanism were employed in this test to ensure their readiness and efficacy in operational scenarios.

“The test was just perfect; all the systems worked as anticipated,” Boaz Levi, IAI’s executive vice president and general manager of Systems, Missiles and Space Group, told reporters.

“We have once again proven that the State of Israel has the strongest and most advanced defense and attack capabilities in the world,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

“I would like to express our deep appreciation to our US ally for the mutual advancement of our security,” he said. “Our enemies and those who seek our evil know that the State of Israel is prepared against any threat.”

The Arrow 2 forms a key layer of Israel’s multilayered defense system along with the Arrow 3, David’s Sling and Iron Dome. The systems provide Israel with a protective umbrella able to counter threats posed by both short- and mid-range missiles used by terrorist groups in Gaza and Hezbollah, as well as the threat posed by long-range Iranian ballistic missiles.

-www.jpost.com, 13 August 2020

Arno's commentary

Israel is one, if not the only, country in the world that urgently needs a missile defense system of the caliber of Arrow-2. That, however, is not the end; hundreds, if not thousands of highly trained engineers and scientists are feverishly at work to develop even more accurate defense systems, to assure Israel’s safety and survival. 

Above and beyond that, Holy Scripture makes it clear that Israel will be victorious in any and all circumstances. Why? Because prophecy must be fulfilled. “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me” (Ezekiel 33:7).

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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