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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Defense Ministry admits September missile test failed

Arrow II missile interceptorDefense Ministry officials confirmed Tuesday that a high profile September 2014 trial run of the Arrow 2 missile interceptor failed to hit its target, ending speculation by military analysts amid foreign reports detailing the botched test.

RThough it did successfully acquire and track its target, the anti-ballistic missile missed its mark, falling into the Mediterranean sea 300 kilometers from Israel’s shores.

The misfire left Defense Ministry officials stumped for weeks, but according to Israeli news site Ynet, the problem was “fixed” following extensive work.

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