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Israel to test missile off U.S. coast

WASHINGTON (JTA) —

Israel will join the United States in a joint venture testing the Arrow missile system

off the Pacific coast.

It will be the first trial of the system, which has a target range of more than 600 miles, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

The United States offered to test the system off the U.S. coastline because Israel lacks appropriate test sites in the eastern Mediterranean.

U.S. Army Lt.-Gen. Patrick O’Reilly noted that the test would allow for "the opportunity to have the Patriot system, the THAAD system and the Aegis system all interacting with the Arrow system so that we’re demonstrating full interoperability as we execute this test."

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