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Israel cancels second missile defense test in a month

AP  |  Jerusalem 

has called off a test of an advanced system, citing a communications malfunction.

The said in a statement on Wednesday that the cancellation of the Arrow-3 trial "has no impact" on already operational Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 systems. The ministry canceled a similar trial in December.

Moshe Patel, of Israel's arm, said that had "an Iranian missile" been launched at Israel, the Arrow-3 system would have still been used to intercept it.

Arrow-3 is part of the multi-layered system is developing to defend against both short- and mid-range rockets fired from the Strip and Lebanon, as well as Iran's long-range missiles.

It was developed by Aerospace Industries and U.S. Boeing, and became operational in January 2017.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 17:36 IST