Defense Ministry Carries Out Missile Test from Central Israel Airbase

July 5, 2018

The Jerusalem Post:

Israel’s Defense Ministry conducted a missile test from the Palmachim air base early Thursday morning. “In the framework of the Homa [missile defense] directorate, a planned test launch was conducted this morning,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement, without elaborating on what type of missile was launched.

The Defense Ministry conducts regular missile tests from the Palmachim air base near the city of Rishon Letzion south of Tel Aviv. Israel has been carrying out tests of the Arrow 3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) defense system.

Considered one of the world’s best interceptors due to its breakthrough technological capabilities, the Arrow 3 is a highly maneuverable system designed to provide ultimate air defense by intercepting ballistic missiles when they are still outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

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