Israel successfully tests Arrow-2 ballistic missile interceptor

“The Arrow-2 interceptor successfully performed its planned trajectory and destroyed the target,” the Pentagon agency said in a statement. During the test on Wednesday, the Arrow intercepted an Israeli Sparrow-class medium-range target missile. The test was conducted at a test range in central Israel and over the Mediterranean Sea.

The Arrow-2 and a newer generation system, Arrow-3, serve as the top tier of an integrated Israeli shield built up with US backing to withstand various potential missile salvos.

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