The Israeli army on Sunday "successfully" launched four Arrow interceptor missiles nearly simultaneously from a base near Tel Aviv. The approximately $10 million test launching was the first time Israel fired more than one Arrow missile in the same attempt, Haaretz reported.
The attempt was meant to test the missile launcher's ability to dispatch four missiles - one of them armed with a warhead - to different targets.
Israel's Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz was informed by the commanders of the test launch that the operation was fully satisfactory, Israel Radio added.
Israeli sources have said they are convinced that the Arrow can intercept any Iraqi missile, including Scuds.
However, Israeli sources denied the test launch was in any way connected to the recent tensions with Iraq. (Albawaba.com)
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