The Zionist entity and the United States carried out a joint missile test Friday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushed for a so-called Middle East peace deal.
Arrow missile system
“The Israel Missile Defense Organization and US Missile Defense Agency completed a successful launch of the Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile system over the Mediterranean,” the defense ministry said in a statement.
For the first time, the system’s radar, designed by Elta Systems, an IAI subsidiary, tracked a virtual target, and sent commands to the interceptor, the Jerusalem Post quoted Yair Ramati, head of the HOMA program in the Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, as saying.
The Arrow, designed to counter long-range missiles, has allegedly intercepted missiles similar to Iran’s Shehab-3 in a variety of test conditions.
Ramati said the test involved the activation of two of the interceptor’s engines, the first of which brought it into space, and the second allowing it to carry out complex maneuvers.
Israel and the US also test-fired the Arrow Ballistic Missile Defense system in September in a joint exercise over the Mediterranean.