According to the ministry, the test was conducted Wednesday, August 12, at 11:45 p.m. Israel time.
The system reportedly successfully intercepted a long-range surface-to-surface missile (SSM) with an offensive warhead.
The test was led by Israel Aerospace Industries and conducted at a site located in central Israel.
“Throughout the test, the Arrow-2 system successfully engaged a Sparrow target missile, which simulates a long-range surface-to-surface missile,” the ministry said. “The campaign was conducted in accordance to the defense establishment’s plans.”
Following the test, Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that “Israel must face challenges both near and far, and our ‘elite technological unit’ led by the Directorate of Defense Research and Development, Israel Aerospace Industries and additional defense industries, ensures that we will always be one step ahead of our enemies, and that we will defend Israeli skies from any threat.”