Silver Sparrow

Operator: Israel
Status: In Service
Number: The number in inventory is believed to be low considering its purpose as a target vehicle for ballistic missile defense.
Acquired: 2013
General Specs:
Country of origin: Israel
Manufacturer: Rafael
Introduced: 2013
Class: Target Missile (High Explosive capable)
Warhead: Water, High Explosive, Inert
Weight: 6.6 lbs (3,130 kg)
Length: 27.5 ft (8.39 m)
Propellant: Single Stage Solid Rocket Propellant
Guidance System: GPS and Dual INS
Launch Platform: Air Launched
Combat history:
Note: Silver Sparrow simulates unitary and separable medium to long-range Theater Ballistic Missiles such as the SCUD-C/D, Shibab. Though capable of carrying a high explosive warhead, there is no evidence that it has ever hit a ground target.

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