In the wake of a failed test of the Arrow 2 missile system, the defense establishment is working on improvements to the anti-ballistic missile.

The Defense Ministry tested the Arrow 2 system in September, but the missile failed to intercept a simulated intercontinental ballistic missile. The Arrow’s firing and tracking systems worked as planned, sending it toward its target, yet it never intercepted the ICBM and was later found at sea. The test failed.

Examination of the evidence revealed that the missile completely missed its target, as there was no shrapnel. There was another hitch during a test in December involving the Arrow 3 model, so it was declared a “no test” and the target missile wasn’t even fired. […]