The Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in conjunction with the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the United States European Command (EUCOM) conducted an integrated ground test which ended on June 22. The test validated the combined United States/ Israeli Missile Defense integrated architecture for the defense of Israel.

The test was carried out by Elbit Systems-Elisra. The integrated architecture consisted of the Israeli Arrow weapons system using Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 interceptors, and the David’s Sling weapon system interoperating with the United States assets consisting of command and control elements, Aegis-equiped surface ships, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) and Patriot missile defense systems.

During the test, scenarios consisted of multiple missile and rocket attacks were simulated against Israel with both United States and Israel successfully employing, engaging and destroying the simulated incoming threats.


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