Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Third Antimissile Battery on its Way

The Israeli Air Force is raising activity levels against the threat of long-range missiles: another antimissile battery called Arrow is currently being built at AIF arsenals. The new battery is expected to be put into operational use in the coming months, and will join the aerial umbrella of defense provided by the unit Herev Magen.The antimissile battery’s new location was carefully chosen: officers of Herev Magen explained that before its location was ruled, certain physical variables had to be considered to determine its new placement – the center of the country. These variables in mind, it was clear that the chosen location allowed for the best defense against long-range threats coming from various directions.
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