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Israel conducts successful anti-missile interceptor test

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The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a successful test of the long-range Arrow 3 missile defense system early Monday morning.

That was reported by

The Arrow 3 is designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the earth’s atmosphere.
The test was conducted in central Israel, led by the Israel Aerospace Industries with the participation of the Israel Air Force.

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According to IMOD’s announcement, the test was concluded successfully after it was finally launched at 2:30am following two cancellations between December and January. In December, a test was canceled over safety concerns and in January, another test was called off because of a data transfer problem.

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The Arrow 3 system is a central component of the multi-layered defense system developed by the Ministry of Defense through the Homa administration of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D, aka MAFAT). The layout is based on four operational systems: David’s Sling, Iron Dome, Arrow 2, and Arrow 3.

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