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Israeli Arrow 3 interceptor test previews upcoming trials in Alaska

19 February 2018

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and the US Missile Defense Agency test fired the Arrow 3 anti-missile system in the early hours of 19 February, sending its interceptor into space from a missile test base in central Israel.

The IMDO described the trial as a success, adding that the interceptor simulated striking a symbolic target representing a future threat to Israel. The trial is part of larger Israeli preparations to hold additional tests from Alaska later this year.

Moshe Patel, head of the IMDO, said the symbolic target simulated a hard target that the system will be directed to shoot down in future tests conducted from Alaska.

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