The Israeli defense establishment decided this morning to stop an Arrow 3 system test after the target missile failed to fly at the correct altitude. The engineers declared it a “no test.” The Arrow 3 system is expected to become operational in January.
Watch: Israel’s Arrow 3 system (archive)
It was cleared for publication today (Monday) that the latest Arrow 3 system test was abruptly stopped. This morning’s test was abandoned after the launched target missile failed to meet the necessary safety requirements.
The test was halted at an early stage after the target missile failed to fly at the correct altitude. The engineers responsible for the test declared it a “no test.” The Israeli Defense Ministry stressed that the engineers are analyzing the data from the incident.
Arrow 3 system (archive) Photo Credit: Israeli Defense Ministry Spokesperson/Channel 2 News
The trial was supposed to evaluate the system’s capability to deal with the future missiles that Iran is developing. The Arrow 3 system is the highest level of Israel’s multi-layered defense network. It is expected to become operational next month.