Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile canisters will be produced by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) subsidiary’s Stark Aerospace Inc., based in Columbus, Mississippi.
Stark was recently chosen to manufacture canisters for the Arrow-3, an integral component to the latest generation of missile defense systems developed by IAI and deployed by the Israel Air Force.
The Arrow 3 is the latest development of Arrow anti-ballistic missile jointly developed by by Israel and United States. In January 18, 2017, Israel’s Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) transferred the first operational Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile interceptors to the Israeli Air Force.
Arrow 3 is able to intercept ballistic missiles, especially those carrying weapons of mass destruction, at altitudes of over 100 km, and with a reported range of up to 2,400 km. It could also be ship-based.