16 Jun What is the Arrow-3 Missile Defence?
Germany has agreed to fund the Arrow 3-Missile Defence to help protect Israel’s skies.
The Ground-to-Air missile system was first seen in 2015 when Israel began testing the innovative missile interceptor system, designed to destroy ballistic missiles above the earth’s atmosphere.
The long-range Arrow-3 system is capable of thoroughly defending Germany and its neighbouring European Union states.
The uses for the missile defence system seem abundant, especially due to the rising use of drones in combat.
Funding its protective capabilities, Germany has invested 4.3 billion euros.
Funds for the purchase of the Arrow-3 system will come from a landmark 100-billion-euro ($108bn) fund unveiled by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to bolster the country’s defences in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The deal is expected to be finalized and completed by the end of the year (2023). Germany could lose part of all of its advance payments should the deal fail, according to the terms of the agreement.
Germany has led a push to bolster NATO’s air defences in Europe, after seeing the use of bombardment tactics during skirmishes in the war in Ukraine.
Nicknamed the Sky-Shield-Initiative, more than a dozen countries have so far signed up.
Companies continue to look for the future, to innovative defence systems such as the Arrow-3.