The deal would provide a unique kind of anti-ballistic missile capability in Western Europe, marking the first export sale of the Arrow 3 and further cementing military relations between Germany and Israel.


This article by Thomas Newdick, writing for The Drive/The Warzone, makes the following points:
  • During a recent visit to Berlin, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid confirmed that Germany was in talks to buy the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Arrow 3.
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany was looking to bolster its ground-based air defences and was ‘very keen to work with Israel on that’.
  • The primary intended targets of the Arrow 3 are various kinds of ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) flying at high altitudes and speeds.


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