Allies Missile Defense Intercept Test Record

August 2017

Israel

Arrow Ballistic Missile Defense Testing Record

Hits Misses No Test Due to: Target Failure Success % Total
Arrow Ballistic Missile Defense Testing
Arrow-1 4 1 0 80% 5
Arrow-2 9 1 0 90% 10
Arrow-3 1 0 1 100% 2
Total (All Systems) 14 2 1 88% 17

Arrow-1

A mock-up of the Arrow-1

June 12, 1994 – This was considered Arrow Demonstration Test 1, where the Arrow-1 successfully intercepted a target missile launched from a ship in the Mediterranean.

March 1, 1994 – This test was not completed when the missile was not launched due to a ground computer failure.

October 14, 1993 – Another successful intercept test of the Arrow-1.

July 14, 1993 – The Arrow-1 once again passed nearby a target indicating its ability to intercept surface-to-surface missiles.

February 28, 1993 – The Arrow-1 passed in close proximity to the target, indicating that the Arrow could destroy enemy missiles.

September 23, 1992 – This was the first successful launch of Israel’s Arrow-1. The missile was launched from a ship at sea and then destroyed.

Arrow-2

August 2004 Test Launch

December 2, 2005 – This complete Weapon System test demonstrated the system’s improved performance and was deemed a success.

August 26, 2004 – This was a second joint test between the United States and Israel using a special target. This test is considered only partially successful as there was a malfunction in the Arrow interceptor at the final interception stage.

July 29, 2004 – This was a joint test between the United States and Israel. This was the first full-scale test conducted of the Arrow-2. This test simulated a target representing a possible threat in the Middle East.

December 16, 2003 – Another successful test of the complete system testing its ability to intercept and destroy incoming missiles was completed.

January 5, 2003 – A full system test was successfully conducted on the Arrow-2. The test examined the system’s capabilities in a continuous launching scenario.

September 14, 2000 – This test used a new target missile, called the Black Sparrow, but the Arrow-2 was still successful in tracking and destroying the target.

November 1, 1999 – This test was a full system interception test, where the Arrow-2 located, tracked, and intercepted the target missile.

February 1996 Arrow-2 Test

September 14, 1998 – This was the first full system test of the Arrow-2. All system elements worked as planned, producing a successful intercept.

August 20, 1997 – This intercept failed when the missile’s steering system malfunctioned and the missile was destroyed.

March 11, 1997 – This was the second successful intercept test of the new Arrow-2.

August 20, 1996 – This was the first interception test of the Arrow-2. It proved successful.

Arrow-3

December 10, 2015 – This was the first successful intercept test in space over the Mediterranean Sea of the Arrow-3.

December 2014 – This test was deemed a no test when conditions did not allow for actual launch of the intercepting missile.

December 2015 Successful Intercept test

January 3, 2014 – This was another successful flight test of the Arrow-3, where the interceptor entered space and performed complex maneuvers while there.

February 25, 2013 – This was a fly-out test of the Arrow-3. The launch tested missile control and engines. The missile reached hypersonic speeds and entered space.

July 2011 – A classified preliminary test of the Arrow-3, which was confirmed January 2012.

 

Iron Dome Ballistic Missile Defense Testing Record

Hits Misses Non-Intercept Tests Success % Total
Iron Dome Ballistic Missile Defense Testing
Iron Dome 6 0 1 100% 7
Total (All Systems) 6 0 1 100% 7

 

Iron Dome Interceptor

February 2017 – Another joint test between the US and Israel on the Iron Dome. This test showed a successful intercept by the improved Iron Dome system.

May 2016 – The Iron Dome was successfully tested on a moving platform in the sea.

April 2016 – This was the first ever Iron Dome Test on American soil. The Tamir missile successfully tracked and destroyed the target drone.

July 2010 – The system successfully intercepted multiple rocket barrages mimicking possible enemy missiles. The system successfully distinguished between rockets that were considered threats and those that were not.

Launch of Iron Dome Interceptor

January 2010 – Iron Dome once again successfully intercepted multiple rocket barrages mimicking enemy rockets.

July 2009 – Iron Dome successfully intercepted a number of rockets mimicking Qassam and short-range Katyusha rockets in a Defense Ministry test.

March 2009 – The Iron Dome system was successfully tested. This test did not involve an actual intercept.

 

David’s Sling Ballistic Missile Defense Testing Record

Hits Misses Non-Intercept Tests Success % Total
David’s Sling Ballistic Missile Defense Testing
David’s Sling 5 0 0 100% 5
Total (All Systems) 5 0 0 100% 5

 

January 2017 Successful Intercept Test

January 25, 2017 – This was the last test in a series of tests for David’s sling. After this test proved successful, David’s Sling was declared operation in April 2017.

December 21, 2015 – This test marked another successful interception by the Stunner missile used in David’s Sling.

April 1, 2015 – This was the third test for David’s Sling, where threat representative targets were successfully intercepted.

November 20, 2013 – This mission showed a second successful intercept test by David’s Sling.

November 20, 2012 – This was the first successful intercept test by the Stunner missile used for David’s Sling.

 

 

Western Europe

Principle Anit-Air Missile System (PAAMS) Test Record

Hits Misses Non-Intercept Tests Success % Total
PAAMS Ballistic Missile Defense Testing
PAAMS 8 0 0 100% 8
Total (All Systems) 8 0 0 100% 8

 

February 2009 Successful Intercept Test

April 4, 2012 – PAAMS successfully intercepted a supersonic anti-ship missile during a French test.

June 28, 2010 – PAAMS tested a new interceptor, the Aster 30, separately from British, French, and Italian vessels. All three tests were successful.

February 2009 – British PAAMS had a second successful interception test, proving its readiness.

June 2008 – British PAAMS, also known as Sea Viper had its first successful interception test.

May 16, 2007 – French PAAMS had a second successful interception test.

May 23, 2006 – PAAMS successfully completed its qualification test, intercepting a sub-sonic cruise missile from an Italian vessel.

 

SAMP/T Air Defense System Test Record

Hits Misses Non-Intercept Tests Success % Total
SAMP/T Air Defense System Testing
SAMP/T 13 0 0 100% 13
Total (All Systems) 13 0 0 100% 13

 

SAMP/T Successful Intercept Test

March 2013 – Both France and Italy deployed the SAMP/T within a NATO architecture for the first time, and the SAMP/T intercepted a theater ballistic missile target threat in yet another successful intercept test.

November 2011 – A second successful intercept by the SAMP/T of a ballistic target.

October 2010 – The SAMP/T successfully intercepted its first ballistic target.

2009-2010 – A series of 4 operation intercept tests conducted by France and Italy that all proved to be successful.

December 2008 – Another successful intercept occurred using upgraded software.

May 2008 – Operations testing began on the SAMP/T by Italy and France resulting in two more successful intercept tests.

Test firing of the SAMP/T

November 2006 – This was the third successful intercept test of the SAMP/T, where the target was tracked and destroyed by the interceptor.

December 2005 – A second successful interception test took place.

July 2005 – This was the first qualification test of the SAMP/T resulting in an intercept by the Aster 30 missile.

 

SM-2

Hits Misses Non-Intercept Tests Success % Total
Standard Missile 2 Allied Test Record
SM-2 1 0 0 100% 1
Total (All Systems) 1 0 0 100% 1

October 17, 2017 – During the collective self-defense scenario, the Netherlands frigate HNLMS Tromp (F803) fired a Standard Missile (SM) 2 and an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) and successfully defended against a supersonic target.

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