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Israel and US complete latest Arrow test

13th August 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully completed a flight test of the Arrow-2 weapon system on 12 August.

In the test, Arrow-2 successfully engaged a Sparrow target missile, which simulated a long-range surface-to-surface missile.

The test was held at 2345h local time. It was led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and was conducted at a site located in central Israel.

‘The various layers of Israel’s air defense mechanism were employed in this test, in order to ensure their readiness and efficacy in operational scenarios,’ an MoD spokesperson noted on 13 August, adding: ‘This successful interception test joins a series of additional achievements, including the Arrow-3 test campaign conducted by the IMDO and MDA last year, in Alaska.’ 

Arrow-2 is designed to intercept and destroy incoming tactical ballistic missiles that are detected, tracked and identified by the Arrow Weapon System sensors. The missile is equipped with solid-propellant booster and sustainer rocket motors.  

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