Israel test-fired its Arrow interceptor missile jointly with the US

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The Israeli military test-fired its Arrow (Hetz) 2 interceptor missile jointly with the US , the Israeli Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

«The interceptor completed all planned flight stages,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The test should study the possibilities of the improved system to counter perspective threats,” the statement reads.

The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier in the day that Russian missile warning systems had detected the launch of a ballistic object in the Mediterranean region at 08:31GMT.

Israeli military experts said that the Russian military had detected either the missile itself or the target drone that it was supposed to hit.

According to The Times of Israel, Tel Aviv is in the process of developing a five-tiered system of air defense aimed at protection against projectiles ranging from mortars to ballistic weapons.

Arrow (Hetz) 2, rolled out in March 2000, is an Israeli interceptor developed to counter ballistic missiles at atmospheric altitudes.

Arrow 2 has an overall length of 7 meters (23 ft), a body diameter of 0.8 meters, and a launch weight of around 1,300 kg (2,900 lb). It can achieve the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

One Arrow 2 interceptor missile is worth between $1.5 million to $3 million. It is part of Israel’s Homa missile defense system created together with US companies.

RIA Novosti

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6 responses to “Israel test-fired its Arrow interceptor missile jointly with the US”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Ahhhh .. top of the techie news … the Glory of War Machines.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      AND, as for the ‘Tunnelling Rats Of Gaza’ … been there for Millennia. Only job they know.
      (good thing Lebanon is all rocks) :-))))

      “Gaza: A History. Jean-Pierre Filiu describes the “first historic reference to the loose subsoil of Gaza” during Alexander the Great’s 332 BC siege of this Mediterranean city, then under Persian rule.
      Filiu writes that Alexander expected quick victory. But “the siege of Gaza involved 100 days of fruitless attacks and tunneling.” When Gaza finally fell, Alexander was infuriated and went on a vengeful rampage.
      http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/07/26/335332220/the-long-history-of-the-gaza-tunnels

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        I guess by the time the British arrived, and saw nothing of any significance there, the inhabitants were all down in the cooler tunnels. 😉

        1. $89733098 Avatar

          5th answering 5th. Split personality?

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Better than a chat with B, guest, and Mal-mork all rolled up together in the one clique. AT least I understand the responses.

          2. $89733098 Avatar

            Thanks for admitting ur insanity

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