Arrow 3 is a US-Israeli anti-ballistic missile system designed for interception of medium-range guided missiles. The system was developed by Israel Aircraft Industries and the US Boeing corporation. The two companies signed an agreement to jointly work on the Arrow 3 project in 2012.
Unlike the Arrow 1 and Arrow 2 systems, the new system uses a separating kinetic kill vehicle. The second stage of the missile allows Arrow 3 to travel twice as far as its predecessor, Arrow 2. Arrow 3 also has a better maneuverability than its previous versions. The developers equipped the missile’s motor with a thrust vectoring nozzle. It is worth noting that Arrow 3 provides exoatmospheric interception of ballistic missiles. The target is eliminated by a direct hit.