Obama to inspect Israel's anti-missile systems

President Barack Obama will see the Arrow, Iron Dome, and Magic Wand missile defense systems during his Israel visit.

After landing at Ben Gurion Airport tomorrow, and going through the welcoming ceremonies, President Barack Obama will visit a special attraction prepared by the Ministry of Defense: an inspection of Israel's multi-tier anti-missile systems. The ministry has laid out an operational Iron Dome battery, including its Tamir interceptor missile, and radar systems for detecting and targeting incoming missiles.

Next to the Iron Dome battery, the ministry has display of the Magic Wand medium-range ballistic missile interceptor, and the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 long-range interceptors, all of which are in the advanced development stage.

"Responsibility for the president's visit has been placed on the Ministry of Defense, which is trained for complex logistics operations. We know how to prepare and give our heart and soul for an exemplary event at the planning and implementation levels," said Ministry of Defense operations department director David Chen. "During the visits of previous presidents, the Ministry of Defense was responsible for the complex preparations. Some of our people have been planning the event and preparing the ground for the visit for over ten days, and they strive for perfection."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on March 19, 2013

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