Israel deployed its Arrow long-range air defense missile to intercept an Iranian-made Ghadr-110 ballistic missile launched by Houthi terrorists.
The interception occurred in outer space, marking the first known space battle.
The development of this advanced anti-missile system was driven by the need to defend against potential nuclear warheads carried by future ballistic missile strikes. (Trending: Elon Musk Condemns Arrest Of Jan 6 Protester)
Mankind’s First Ever Space Battle:
Israel shot down a ballistic missile in space for the first time.
Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen are launching rockets into Earth’s atmosphere to target Israel. pic.twitter.com/nR1PCy4BU6
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Professor Isaac Ben-Israel, a scientist and chairman of Israel’s space agency said, “we needed to respond as high as possible and as far away from the borders of Israel”.
Following the historic interception, Israel also successfully used the Arrow 3 to shoot down another Houthi-launched ballistic missile.
Germany has recently placed a significant order for the Israeli-U.S. Arrow missile defense system, valued at $3.5 billion, marking one of Israel’s largest defense sales deals.