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ISRAEL ARROW (“HETZ”) ABM SYSTEM

The system is jointly developed with the United States, which has provided extensive
funding and technology. All batteries are integrated and operate as a single system. The
system also integrates US Army Patriot 3 batteries for lower tier defense. US Navy
Standard 3 is also integrated.

BATTERY

           Great Pine1 (800-km detection range)

                     Radar L Band
                     Command and Control Module
                     Power and cooling module

           Citron Tree (C3I)

                     Command Module
                     Computer Module
                     Power and cooling module

           Hazelnut Tree

                     Launch Control Center Module

           Firing Platoon

                     8 x 6 launchers (35-tons)
                     48 reloads

                     One hour reload time.
                     Battery is mobile

Battery (2000) Palmahim AB
Battery (2003)
Battery (2012)2
Battery??




1
    Successor to the original Green Pine
2
    Some sources say the third battery is operational and the date of 2012 refers to a fourth battery.
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A US X-Band (AN/TPY-2) radar stationed in Dimona, Israel is also tied into the system.
This is the same radar the US uses for its long-range ABM. Maximum detection range is
2400-km.

ARROW 2 (Anti-Tactical Ballistic Missile)

           Weight: 2800-kilograms
           Length: 7-meters
           Base diameter:
                   1st stage: 0.8-meters
                   2nd stage: 0.6-meters
           Maximum speed: Mach 9 (2.5-km/second)
           Warhead: 150-kg HE fragmentation; 50-meter kill radius
           Minimum altitude: 10-kilometers
           Maximum altitude: 50-kilometers
           Maximum intercept range: ~90-km

Block 4 Arrow 2 is under test.

ARROW 3 (Anti-IRBM/MRBM)

           Under development; will have new radar

           Weight: ~2500-kilograms
           Maximum altitude: 100-km
           Warhead: Hit-To-Kill3


NOTE ON “DAVID’S SLING”

Under development, US/Israel; “Stunner” 2-stage interceptor for use against 70-250 km
range rockets. Canister launcher, fire-and-forget. Used against rockets fired in saturation
attacks.

NOTE ON “IRON DOME”

Under development, used against short-range rockets, mortar and artillery shells; based
on Phalanx principle. All weather.




3
    May be modified version of US warhead used on the Ground Based Interceptor.

				
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