The “Arrow” anti-ballistic missile program, is a joint project, financed and designed between Israel and the United States that began in 1986 to get a more effective missile against ballistic threats than the MIM.104 Patriot. In 1990, after the dubious anti-ballistic capabilities of the Patriot during the Gulf War, it was decided to accelerate the project and the first effective interception of a missile was achieved in June 1994. The Arrow-1 was a basic test missile, with the Arrow-2 being the first version to enter service with Israel in 2000. Currently the Arrow-2 Block.5 is the most modern in service, although the Arrow-3 has been declared operational in 2017 and the Arrow-4 is already under study. The Arrow program has cost about 2,600 million dollars for the American side and nearly 2,000 million for Israel until 2016.

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Country of origin



Israel Aerospace Industries – Boeing


Surface-to-air anti ballistic missile

Entered service


Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

6.95 x 0.80 meters

Missile/bomb weight

2,800 kg

Missile speed

Mach 9 (11,025 km/h)

Missile range

300 km – 40,000 meters ceiling

Guidance system

Passive infrared seeker and active radar seeker

Warhead, (explosive charge)

Weight: 150 kg – Type: HE fragmentation

C.E.P., (circular error probability)

4 meters


24: 3 batteries with 8 Arrow 2 launchers each