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Israeli and American officials term Arrow test a partial success
Israeli and American defense officials are calling last Thursday's Arrow missile test in California "a partial success," despite a malfunction that prevented the interception of an air-launched test target. The test demonstrated the Arrow's ability to identify the warhead of an Iranian Shihab-3 missile, according to the head of the ballistic missile defense program at the Defense Ministry, Aryeh Herzog.
The Pentagon is considering another test to demonstrate the Arrow's ability to distinguish between the missile's engine and warhead.
Analysis of the test indicates the malfunction was caused by failure of an electronic component in the missile guidance system. The system was okayed before the test by the component's developer, a senior engineer at Israel Aircraft Industries who was present at the launch.
IAI engineers reviewed the test and informed the U.S. Missile Defense Agency that all of the early warning systems on the ground worked smoothly.
The joint Israeli-American verdict was that the malfunction was "a localized problem" unrelated to the mission's nature and difficulty, and that it was "due to "environmental conditions" that could not have been anticipated in ground checks.
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