Israel, U.S. carry out joint test of Arrow 2 interceptor missile


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel and the United States conducted a test of the Arrow 2 interceptor missile.

The test by Israel’s Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency was held at an Israeli test range over the Mediterranean Sea, Israel’s Defense Ministry said in a statement issued Tuesday.

The Arrow 2 provides the Arrow Weapon System, a long-range ballistic missile defense system, with an interceptor engagement capability.

“An Arrow 2 missile was launched and performed its flight sequence as planned,” the Defense Ministry statement said. “The results are being analyzed by program engineers.”

The primary contractor for the integration and the development of the Arrow Weapon System is the Israel Aerospace Industries in conjunction with Boeing, Elta and Elbit/Elisra.

In February, Israel conducted a successful live test of the Arrow 3 interceptor missile defense system.

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