JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli Defense Ministry official confirms the country has upgraded its top-tier Arrow II missile defense system, as it girds for possible attacks from Iran and Syria.
The official confirmed Sunday that sensors, command and control equipment and radar have been enhanced to improve reach and accuracy. He did not elaborate and spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss military preparations.
Israel has developed a network of air defense systems to parry an array of threats, including the Arrow, a joint project with the U.S. designed to shoot down incoming missiles launched as far away as Iran.
Israel regards Iran as its main enemy, and suspects Tehran is building nuclear weapons despite its denials.
Israel is also worried about a chemical weapons attack from Syria.