An Arrow missile being launched. (AP/Israel Aircraft Industries) (AP/Israel Aircraft Industries)

The Arrow 3 system, designed to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles, was successfully tested early Monday morning.

The system, which was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries, will bolster Israel’s already substantial air defense network.

The success of the missile system comes at a crucial time, after the failure of several American anti-ballistic missile tests in the last few months.