Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a video on Friday of the first-ever wartime use of Israel’s Arrow 3 air defense system; it was used to intercept a missile fired in the Red Sea region.
From Fox News:
The IDF announced the first Arrow 3’s successful operational interception on Nov. 9, when it shot down a ground missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen. The historic launch of this exo-atmospheric missile is the first time wartime combat has taken place in space.
The Arrow-3 Interceptor missile was developed in a joint venture by the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). It is the most sophisticated of Israel’s air defenses, designed to target incoming ballistic missiles.
In August, Israel announced the sale of its Arrow 3 system to Germany for $3.5 billion in a U.S.-approved deal. Israel sought approval for the deal from the U.S. State Department because the system was jointly developed by the two countries. Israeli defense officials said the system would extend Germany’s defense capability while strengthening the defense relationship between Israel and the United States.
Watch the clip above.