from the October 2014 issue

Defense Ministry conducts successful Arrow

This was the first full interception trial for the anti-ballistic missile.

Israel's Ministry of Defense has today successfully conducted its first-ever full interception trial of the Arrow 2 anti-ballistic missile system against a real target missile that was similar to the Iranian Shahab ballistic missile. Real-time documentation showed the trail left by the Arrow 2 in the Ashdod region during the trial.

The Arrow 2 is designed for long range interceptions and is a main part of the multi-layer defense system being developed by the Ministry of Defense. Following the trial the Defense Ministry said, "The success of the trial represents an important milestone in building the State of Israel's operational capability to cope with the threats directed at it."

Last February the Defense Ministry's Israel Missile Defense Organization together with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a flight of the Arrow 2 interceptor, which also ended successfully.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report October 2014

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