The outcome of today’s test of the US-Israel Arrow-2 interceptor is inconclusive and will remain so, officials here say, until data is fully analyzed over the next few days.

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) issued a laconic account of the Sept. 9 intercept test conducted over the Mediterranean Sea. It noted that the operational Arrow-2 “was launched and performed its flight sequence as planned,” results of which “are being analyzed by program engineers.”

In a follow-on conference call with reporters, an MoD official said improved Block 4.1 versions of the operational system acquired and sustained its target “up to the end of the mission.” […]