Israel, US Test Missile Defense Systems

Thursday, July 07, 2016 |  Israel Today Staff

The Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully conducted an Israeli and American missile systems integration.

The first of its kind "Integrated Ground Test", tested the real-time communication between missile defense systems in Israel and the US where a simulated scenario in which thousands of rockets and missiles from Iran and Lebanon are simultaneously fired at Israel.

The multi-tiered missile defense systems worked together to eliminate the threats. The focus was on connecting the missile defense systems to the US radar systems to detect and eliminate the projectiles.

The systems tested were the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 as well as Israel's David’s Sling in conjunction the Aegis Ships, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot missile defense systems.

The Defense Ministry described the tests hailed the test as “another milestone in the missile defense program, which is a cooperation between the US and Israel.”

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