IAI has announced that the Arrow anti-ballistic missile successfully intercepted
and destroyed a target at Point Mugu Sea Range, California, during a joint
United States-Israel test program.
The test was part of the ongoing US-Israel Arrow System Improvement Program (ASIP).
This was the twelfth Arrow missile intercept and seventh test of the complete
Arrow system. The test represented a realistic scenario of a threat to Israel
which can't be tested in Israel's test ranges due to safety restrictions.
The threat, provided by MDA target office, was launched from a maritime platform
simulating a ballistic missile launch in the Middle East region. All the Arrow
systems performed as predicted intercepting and destroying the incoming threat.
The Arrow was developed jointly between the United States of America and Israel
and currently is managed by the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in
close cooperation with the US MDA.
IAI is the prime contractor for the Arrow system consisting of the "Green Pine"
fire control radar, "Citron Tree" battle management center, and the "Hazelnut
Tree" launch control center. This fixed anti-ballistic defense system is
currently in service with the Air Force of Israel.
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