Russia Says US-Israeli Iran Missile Test Failed

No, no it didn’t.  Might say, “I’m in the loop…”

September 9, 2014

U.S. – Israel Missile Defense Test Conducted

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted an intercept test of the Arrow-2 interceptor missile today. The Arrow-2 is an operational system currently providing the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) with an interceptor engagement capability and the test was conducted at an Israeli test range over the Mediterranean Sea.

An Arrow-2 missile was launched and performed its flight sequence as planned. The results are being analyzed by program engineers.

The test results have no effect on the Israeli operational system capability to cope with the existing threats in the region. This test was an improved version of the joint U.S.-Israel AWS, intended to counter future threats.

The primary contractor for the integration and the development of the Arrow Weapon System is MLM of the Israel Aerospace Industries in conjunction with Boeing, Elta, and Elbit/Elisra.

DoD News Release:

Russia Says US-Israeli Iran Missile Test Failed – Defense/Security – News – Arutz Sheva.

Russia claims to have found missile meant to be shot down in Arrow 2 missile defense test in Mediterranean Sea.

First Publish: 9/9/2014, 6:55 PM

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon at Arrow 2 test

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon at Arrow 2 test
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Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov claimed on Tuesday that the joint Israeli and American test of an Arrow (Hetz) 2 interceptor missile, conducted in a simulated ballistic missile attack by Iran, failed.

According to Konashenkov the target missile, which was supposed to be shot down in the test, was found by Russia in the Mediterranean Sea 300 kilometers (over 180 miles) away from Tel Aviv, reports Walla!.

Earlier on Tuesday an Israeli source close to the test told the Hebrew-language news source that the test, which was conducted over the sea, was a “partial success.”


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