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RedOnce Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:54 AM
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Israel's Arrow 2 can block 'any Iranian missile'
The Jerusalem Post
Updated Mar. 3, 2006

Israel's Arrow 2 anti-ballistic missile system is capable of intercepting and destroying any Iranian missiles, even were they to carry nuclear warheads, a high-ranking IDF officer told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

While Iran is Israel's most serious strategic and existential threat, the country, he said confidently, was sufficiently protected by the Arrow, which plays a major role in maintaining Israel's protective envelope.

"We will shoot all of (Iran's missiles) down," he told the Post. "The Arrow knows how to intercept the Shihab missile."

Just last year that wasn't the case. Improvements were recently made to the Arrow, the officer said, explaining the new confidence, and it was now able to detect even a missile carrying a split warhead and armed with decoys meant to fool the anti-missile system.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=113939552647...


Getting ready?
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:58 AM
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1. Personally, I'd avoid a practical test of that belief.
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:57 AM
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6. Yes we all know how well our missile
defense system works!Even if we know they are coming speed and type our system still fails.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:22 AM
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2. Are they saying "bring it on "
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:25 AM
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3. BS. No anti-ballistic missile in the world is that good.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:25 AM
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4. Would they tell the public anything else?
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 08:27 AM by acmejack
I think they most definitely are. The Ides are soon upon us!

on edit getting ready that is, I have my doubts about there ABM
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:27 AM
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5. That's what they said about the Patriot missile.
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