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Air-Launched Weapons

Rafael prepares for first Silver Sparrow flight

03 September 2013

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems expects to conduct the first launch of its new Silver Sparrow air-launched ballistic target before the end of 2013. Development was reported to have been completed earlier this year, and the new target is expected to be used in trials of Israel's new Arrow 3 anti-missile interceptor.

Silver Sparrow is the latest member of a family of ballistic targets that started with the Black Sparrow, which was designed to simulate a 'Scud-B' tactical ballistic missile by emulating its ballistic trajectory, radar cross-section, and thermal signatures as well as its re-entry manoeuvres and behaviour. Black Sparrow is 4.5 m long, and weighs 1,275 kg at launch.



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