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US, Israel Aim To Outpace Russia & China With ‘Arrow’ That Can ‘Shoot Down’ Hypersonic Missiles​



ByEurAsian Times Desk

September 8, 2021

The US-Israel partnership for developing the next-gen Arrow 4 air-defense system is on track. This Arrow 4 missile, being jointly developed by the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and US Missile Defense Agency, has been a work in progress since 2017.
Although Arrow 4 is to be designed to counter new types of long-range missiles, recent press reports suggest that it may have more advanced capabilities. This assumes significance as the two allies, the US and Israel, face significant threats from countries such as Iran, Russia, and China.

The Arrow Missile Family

Israel has always been at the forefront of developing the most potent and effective air defense systems globally in view of constant threats from its Arab neighbors and the territory of Palestine.
Israeli companies have developed an effective air defense system, called the ‘Iron Dome’, to protect the country from missile and rocket artillery attacks. The Jewish state has armed itself with a multi-layered BMD (Ballistic Missile Defense) shield comprising Arrow 2, Arrow 3, Barak-8, Iron Dome, and laser-based Iron Beam.
The Arrow 2 and 3 missiles, which form the Israeli defense shield’s top layer, were both jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Boeing. They are part of the Arrow Weapon System (AWS), the world’s first operational, national, stand-alone Anti Tactical Ballistic Missiles (ATBM) defense system.
Both missiles are designed to operate in the atmosphere, as well as in outer space – endo and exo-atmospheric capabilities. The development of Arrow 2 was prompted by Gulf War-era threats.
Its production began in 2000, while the production of the Arrow 3 only began in 2016. Arrow 3 was used to intercept a surface-to-air missile fired from Syria in March 2017.
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A concept of the Arrow-4 missile. (Image: Israeli MoD)
In line with their decades-long history of cooperation in developing the AWS, the US and Israel, in February 2021, announced they would jointly move forward with the design and development of the next-generation Arrow 4 air defense system.
In July, IAI and Lockheed-Martin inked a memorandum to cooperate on developing the Arrow 4 missile. This projectile is intended to replace the Arrow 2 in handling lower-flying short- and medium-range ballistic missile targets.

Chinese, Russian Hypersonic Threats

The development of Arrow 4 began largely to deal with Iranian long-range ballistic missile threats. However, a notable feature of the new Arrow is going to be its winglets. These are designed to help intercept threats inside the atmosphere- especially hypersonic threats.
Iran currently poses no hypersonic threats to Israel. However, the US’ rivals — China and Russia – are both advancing rather swiftly in the hypersonic domain.
Zircon-Test
Russia’s Zircon hypersonic cruise missile being fired from the Admiral Gorshkov.
China has already revealed its launchers for land attacks — DF-17 and its anti-ship DS-100 hypersonic missiles. There are reasons to believe that China might even be on track to perfecting hypersonic drones and their landing mechanism.
In the meantime, Russia is apparently deploying its hypersonic Kinzhal air-launched missiles and Avangard glide vehicles, both of which are nuclear-capable.
Israel wants to stay a step ahead and be prepared before the Russian or Chinese hypersonic technology is exported to the Middle East.

How Potent Is Arrow-4 Missile

Arrow’s two-stage rocket booster already allows it to achieve hypersonic speeds of up to Mach 9. However, countering hypersonic weapons will require better maneuverability. There’s a need for much more extensive sensor coverage to account for less predictable and visible flight paths of hypersonic weapons as well.
Media coverage around the Arrow-4 suggests that the missile will be designed to take down maneuverable hypersonic cruise missiles and glide vehicle-type weapons.
The objective is to also design it to somehow mitigate the threat posed by ballistic missiles that release multiple warheads. These are known as multiple reentry vehicles (MRVs) or multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs).
Since MRVs release multiple submunitions at once, thus multiplying the targets and spreading out the damage, countering them would be no mean feat.
However, if any one country has consistently proven its ability to deal with advanced airborne threats, it is Israel and the Arrow 4 could prove a game-changing next-generation air defense system.
 

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What a load of crock! Those who do not even have developed hypersonic missiles, now out of the blue have or are developing AHM system?

There isn't anything in the West or Zionist state's arsenal that can match or defend against Russian hypersonic missiles. That's the ground reality and that's what even the americans admit to.
 

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US and Israel have not demonstrated they can shoot a hypersonic missile and now they are deleveloping anti-hypersonic missile system? Well the data they stole from China's Northwest Tech U. and the Chinese hypersonic engineer MIA converted helped the dream, no?

What happened to the Americans claiming they don't steal, they don't subsidize their companies, and they only play fair and square?
 

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What a load of crock! Those who do not even have developed hypersonic missiles, now out of the blue have or are developing AHM system?

There isn't anything in the West or Zionist state's arsenal that can match or defend against Russian hypersonic missiles. That's the ground reality and that's what even the americans admit to.

US had such hypersonic vehicles capable of reaching Mach 10 since the early 2000s. Naive of everyone to think the US doesn't have such weapons.
 

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What a load of crock! Those who do not even have developed hypersonic missiles, now out of the blue have or are developing AHM system?

There isn't anything in the West or Zionist state's arsenal that can match or defend against Russian hypersonic missiles. That's the ground reality and that's what even the americans admit to.

If Russians have hypersonic missiles they are not able to use it in Ukraine
 

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US and Israel have not demonstrated they can shoot a hypersonic missile and now they are deleveloping anti-hypersonic missile system? Well the data they stole from China's Northwest Tech U. and the Chinese hypersonic engineer MIA converted helped the dream, no?

What happened to the Americans claiming they don't steal, they don't subsidize their companies, and they only play fair and square?
Israeli Barak 8 already shot down hypersonic Iskander missiles (Although ballistic and not a glide vehicle) in Azerbaijan 2020

Arrow 3 tests (top speed 9 km/s(Mach 26), maximum range 2,400km):

David's Sling (Future US air defense PAAC-4, top speed Mach 8, maximum range 300km):
 

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Israeli Barak 8 already shot down hypersonic Iskander missiles (Although ballistic and not a glide vehicle) in Azerbaijan 2020

Arrow 3 tests (top speed 9 km/s(Mach 26), maximum range 2,400km):

David's Sling (Future US air defense PAAC-4, top speed Mach 8, maximum range 300km):

Good to know. Yeah, ballistic is very different than hypersonic glide vehicle.
 

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US had such hypersonic vehicles capable of reaching Mach 10 since the early 2000s. Naive of everyone to think the US doesn't have such weapons.

America does NOT have an active duty combat hypersonic weapon, period. This despite having researched the technology over the last few decades. It is also despite the fact that America has the largest defense budget on the planet.

If america did have hypersonic weapons, it would've already been threatening Russia with war. However the reality is that america is avoiding any talk of war with Russia and is only providing weapons to Ukraine.

Fantasy and reality do not exist in the same space and time. Go yap about that nonsense to someone who is stupid enough to believe you.
 

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US and Israel have not demonstrated they can shoot a hypersonic missile and now they are deleveloping anti-hypersonic missile system? Well the data they stole from China's Northwest Tech U. and the Chinese hypersonic engineer MIA converted helped the dream, no?

What happened to the Americans claiming they don't steal, they don't subsidize their companies, and they only play fair and square?
thats for hollywood sheeples only!
 

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