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December 10, 2015 10:04 am

Israeli Arrow 3 Missile Passes Interception Test, Hits Target in Space

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Israel's upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test. Photo: United States Missile Defense Agency.

Israel’s upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test. Photo: United States Missile Defense Agency.

Israel’s upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test on Thursday, hitting a target in space meant to simulate the trajectory of the long-range weapons held by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, the Defense Ministry said.

The success was a boost for “Arrow 3,” among Israeli missile defense systems that get extensive US funding. Its first attempt at a full trial, held a year ago, was aborted due to what designers said was a faulty deployment of the target.

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