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U.S. – Israel Missile Defense Test Conducted

September 9, 2014

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted an intercept test of the Arrow-2 interceptor missile today. The Arrow-2 is an operational system currently providing the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) with an interceptor engagement capability and the test was conducted at an Israeli test range over the Mediterranean Sea.

An Arrow-2 missile was launched and performed its flight sequence as planned. The results are being analyzed by program engineers.

The test results have no effect on the Israeli operational system capability to cope with the existing threats in the region. This test was an improved version of the joint U.S.-Israel AWS, intended to counter future threats.

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