Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency conducted on September 9 a test of the Arrow 2 missile defense system, but the Israeli agency has been less than forthcoming about the results of the launches.

The tests were held in the Palmahim area, along Israel’s southern Mediterranean coast south of Tel Aviv and north of Ashdod.

Sometimes the full picture of a test launch is not immediately clear, a senior official in the Defense Ministry told reporters on the day of the launch, but usually “Within a day or two we will know what happened,” and the results of the test would be clearer, he said. […]