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Thursday, August 13, 2020, 16:52
Israel successfully tests Arrow-2 anti-missile system
By Xinhua
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 16:52 By Xinhua

An Israel's Arrow 3 ballistic missile interceptor is exposed during a joint Israeli-US military exercise "Juniper Cobra" at the Hatzor Airforce Base on March 8, 2018. (JACK GUEZ / AFP)

JERUSALEM - Israel has successfully tested its Arrow-2 ballistic missile interceptor, the defense ministry said Thursday.

Our elite technological unit ensures that we will always be one step ahead of our enemies

Benny Gantz, Israeli defense minister

The test was conducted at a test site in central Israel together with the US Missile Defense Agency, the Israeli Air Force and Israel Aerospace Industries.

"The Arrow-2 system successfully engaged a Sparrow target missile, which simulates a long-range surface-to-surface missile," a ministry statement said.

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"Our elite technological unit ensures that we will always be one step ahead of our enemies," Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz noted.

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Arrow-2, along with the newer generation Arrow-3, is part of Israel's multi-layer defense doctrine which also includes Iron Dome, a short-range anti-rocket system, and David's Sling, a medium-to-long-range missiles defense system.  

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