Netanyahu said that the execution was “perfect,” and Arrow 3’s hit on the target was a “bull’s eye.”
Israel has the ability to defend itself against ballistic missiles launched against it from anywhere in the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, announcing the successful test of the Arrow 3 anti-missile defense system in Alaska.
“The Arrow 3 intercepted ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting that was attended by US Ambassador David Friedman. “The test succeeded beyond all imagination.”
The prime minister said that the Arrow 3 intercepted ballistic missiles at unprecedented heights and speed, calling the execution “perfect,” and that Arrow 3’s hit on the target was a “bull’s eye.”
“Today Israel has the ability to act against ballistic missiles launched against us from Iran or anywhere else,” Netanyahu said. “This is a tremendous achievement for Israel’s security. Let our enemies know that both on defense and on offense we can defeat them.”