Israel's Arrow 3 missile shield fails interception test: sources




 
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December 16th, 2014  
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Topic: Israel's Arrow 3 missile shield fails interception test: sources


JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's upgraded ballistic missile shield failed its first live interception test on Tuesday, security sources said, a fresh setback for the U.S.-supported system billed as a bulwark against Iran. Operators of the Arrow 3 battery at Palmahim air base on the Mediterranean coast canceled the launch of its interceptor missile after it failed to lock on to a target missile fired over the sea, the sources said. "There was a countdown to the launch and then nothing happened," one source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. ...

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