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Israeli military test-fires undisclosed type of missile

RT | May 29, 2017

Israel has conducted a test-launch of a rocket propulsion system of an undisclosed missile type, according to the Israeli Air Force.

The launch took place in the early hours of Monday at a military base in central Israel, the military said on Twitter.

The Air Force didn’t specify what system was tested, only saying that the scheduled launch was “carried out as planned.”

The rocket’s flight was seen by a number of residents, who posted videos of the launch on social media.

It is the first missile firing in the country since January, when the military successfully tested its Magic Wand missile interception system, which it said was close to going into service.

Israel currently uses three different systems of air defense. The Iron Dome system intercepts short-range rockets, the Arrow system deals with ballistic missiles outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, and the David’s Sling system shoots down tactical ballistic missiles, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles.

According to Western media reports, Israel is also in possession of its own Jericho 3 surface-to-surface intercontinental ballistic missile, which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

The Jericho 3 propulsion system reportedly had a range of 4,000 kilometers in 2013, which has since been increased to over 10,000 kilometers.

May 29, 2017 - Posted by | Militarism | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Where is the outrage….They fired a missile. When North Korea does it, it is condemned to the heavens but when Israhell does it, yawn.

    Comment by FarmerDave | May 29, 2017 | Reply

  2. I don’t suppose the USA condemned this missile launch, as they routinely do when Iran tests their missile defences?

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | May 29, 2017 | Reply

  3. North Korea, eat your heart out!

    Comment by traducteur | May 29, 2017 | Reply


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