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Israel, U.S. anti-missile system test seen as ‘major milestone’

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Israel's Defense Ministry said it has successfully tested with the United States its Arrow anti-missile system, the nation's main defense against an Iranian air strike.

Iran has a nuclear-capable missile, the Shahab ballistic, that can travel 1,250 miles — far enough to reach Israel.

The test "was a major milestone in the development of the Arrow 3 Weapon System," the defense ministry said, in a statement reported by The Associated Press.

The weapon system has a simple mission: It detects incoming missiles and shoots back a missile to intercept and destroy.

Israel's Arrow system is made by a joint effort of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. And Boeing Co., headquartered in Chicago, AP reports.

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