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Boeing Helping Build Israel Missile Defense Interceptors; Jim Chilton Comments

Jim Chilton
Jim Chilton

Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries have developed a new interceptor missile intending to help update Israel’s national ballistic missile defense system.

Along with helping build the Arrow 3 missile, Boeing provides several interceptor components for the in-service Arrow 2 with IAI acting as prime contractor for the Arrow program, Boeing said Monday.

IAI is responsible for system integration and final interceptor assembly.

The Israel Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency tested the Arrow 3 interceptor Monday over the Mediterranean Sea for its first flight test.

Jim Chilton, Boeing vice president and general manager of strategic missile and defense systems, said the company has worked with IAI for nearly a decade on the Arrow program and other international missile defense initiatives.

Arrow missiles are intended to defend against threats outside the Earth’s atmosphere, Boeing says.

 

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