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Successful Flight Test for Israel’s Arrow 2 Weapon System

: Aug 13, 2020 - : 5:57 pm

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in the Israel Ministry of Defense, together with the American Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the Israeli Air Force (IAF), have completed a successful test of the Arrow-2 weapon system. The test was led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and conducted at a site located in central Israel.

In the test, the Arrow-2 system successfully engaged a Sparrow target missile, which simulates a long-range surface-to-surface missile. The campaign was conducted in accordance to the defense establishment’s plans.

“Israel must face challenges both near and far, and our ‘elite technological unit’ led by the DDR&D, IAI, and additional defense industries, ensures that we will always be one step ahead of our enemies, and that we will defend Israeli skies from any threat,” said Defense Minister, Benny Gantz.

During the test, the updated capabilities of the Arrow system to contend with current and future threats, were validated. The interception was conducted by IAF service members together with engineers from the institutions involved in the system’s development. 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.

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. Both systems demonstrated advanced operational capabilities.

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