Middle East 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. Middle East 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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