Israel Tests Arrow-3 Missile Defense System

On February 19, Israel conducted a successful flight test of the Arrow-3 missile defense system. “A short while ago, the Defense Ministry and American MDA carried out a planned flight test of its Arrow weapons system, with an Arrow 3 interceptor,” the Defense Ministry tweeted. “The Arrow 3 interceptor was launched and carried out its mission.” The test was carried out in cooperation with the United States’ Missile Defense Agency, a co-developer of the system, and comes after two aborted tests in December and January. The Arrow-3 is designed as an exoatmospheric interceptor for ballistic missile threats.