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19th April 2024 - 18:15 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv

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Arrow-4 would replace the operational Arrow-2 and would be cheaper to operate that the Arrow-3 (pictured), according to sources in Israel. (Photo: Israeli MoD/US MDA)

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has fast-tracked the development of the Arrow-4 ballistic missile interceptor in response to recent Iranian ballistic missile attacks.

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Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has decided to accelerate the development of the Arrow-4 ballistic missile interceptor following Iran’s attack on the country on 13 April. The Ministry has been in talks with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to coordinate the accelerated effort.

The decision was based on the small number of Iranian ballistic missiles that penetrated Israel’s multi-layered air defence system during the recent attack.

Brig. General (Res.) Zvika Haimovich, who was commander of the Israel Air Defense Forces until 2018, told Shephard that the Arrow-4 would introduce new capabilities to the force.

“This interceptor is designed to

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