Israel has cancelled test of its Arrow 3 antimissile interceptor for the second time in just over a month, citing a communications malfunction.
The similar trial of Israel’s advanced missile defence system was planned in December 2017, but was called off over safety concerns.
Israel’s Defence Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday stating that the cancellation of the Arrow-3 trial "has no impact" on already operational Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 missile defense systems, AP reports.
Arrow-3 is part of the multi-layered system Israel is developing to defend against both short and mid-range rockets fired from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, as well as Iran's long-range missiles. It was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and US aviation giant Boeing, and became operational in January 2017.
The Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) canceled a test of the Arrow 3 missile, designed to adapt the system to precision targeting missiles being developed by Iran, following the malfunction of a target missile. The trial which was planned to take place Monday from the Palmachim base, but was cancelled because of a malfunction in the Sparrow target missile designed to resemble an enemy missile,
Israel and the United States successfully launched the Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile system over the Mediterranean today, a ministry statement said. A joint missile test was carried out, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushed for a Middle East peace deal
Israel is accelerating development of its high-altitude Arrow 3 antiballistic missile system amid concerns over Iran's nuclear program. "We're thinking mostly about the nuclear threat," Col
Israel will begin advanced testing of the Arrow 3 weapon system in the “near future”, according to Itzhak Kaya, head of the Arrow missile program at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Kaya made the announcement today at the Military & Aviation Exhibition 2012 that was held in Airport City near Tel Aviv on Friday
Israels defense ministry said Thursday that it completed a series of tests of the Israeli missile defense systems designed to “counter emerging threats in the region”. According to the ministrys statement, Iron Dome anti-missile defense system passed the latest series of tests with which the system was challenged by Israeli defense industries in conjunction with its creator, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Israel successfully conducted flight experiment of the exoatmospheric Arrow-3 advanced missile defense system in collaboration with the US Missile Defense Agency on Monday, following two cancellations in recent months. According to Israeli Defense Ministrys announcement, the trial of the system, which is designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the earths atmosphere, was concluded successfully after it was finally launched at 2:30am, following two cancellations between December and January
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