A pre-scheduled test of Israel’s long-range Arrow 3 interceptor was stopped Monday when the simulated target missile was found not to meet safety conditions. The test was designed to simulate the interception of a ballistic missile fired at Israel. It was conducted at the highest altitude of any experiment till today. The target missile quickly went out of control high in the atmosphere and was destroyed before the Arrow was sent into action. A Defense Ministry official said that checking the malfunction could take months before another test could be scheduled. It was conducted jointly by the Israeli Defense Ministry and the US Missile Defense Agency.