Israel says it carried out joint missile test with US in Mediterranean
Let’s hope Israel is ready. They always seem to be.
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Israel has acknowledged conducting a joint missile test with the United States in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday, responding to reports that Russian radar had detected a missile launch in the area.
The Israeli Defense Ministry confirmed to Reuters that the test was conducted at approximately 9:15 a.m. local time (2:15 a.m. ET) Tuesday, about the same time that Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that the launch was detected by a radar station at Armavir, near the Black Sea.
Russia’s state-owned news agency RIA said radar detected two ballistic ‘objects’ that were fired from the central Mediterranean Sea. Originally, a spokeswoman for the Israeli military told Reuters that Israel was “not aware of such an event having occurred.” However, approximately an hour later, Israel acknowledged that it fired an upgraded Sparrow missile from an Israeli warplane in a launch meant to test the country’s Arrow anti-missile system.