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Israel, US carry out first Silver Sparrow test

03 September 2013
The Silver Sparrow is a development on Rafael's Blue Sparrow, which is seen here under the wing of an Israeli F-15. Source: Rafael

The Israeli and US missile defence organisations carried out the first successful flight test of the Silver Sparrow ballistic missile target on 3 September.

The Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) released a statement on its Facebook page saying the Silver Sparrow was launched from an aircraft flying over the Mediterranean and was tracked by Super Green Pine radar. The radar supports the Arrow Weapon System, which is designed to intercept ballistic missiles.

"The Arrow Weapon System's Super Green Pine radar successfully detected and tracked the target while transferring the information to the Citron Tree battle management control system," the MoD said.

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