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Test 3 (August 20th, 1996): Successful interception. The Arrow successfully destroyed the target missile.
Test 4: (March 11th, 1997): Another successful interception. The Arrow destroyed the target missile this time as well.
Test 5 (August 20th, 1997): The missile was destroyed by ground orders due to malfunction in the missile's steering system.
Test 6 (September 14th, 1998): The missile was launched towards a virtual target created by a simulator. The test was successful.
Test 7 (November 1st, 1999): Full systems test. The missile was launched towards a virtual Scud target and successfully managed to hit and destroy it.
Test 8 (September 14th, 2000): The Arrow was launched towards the target missile Black Sparrow launched from an F-15 fighter jet simulating a Scud. The Arrow hit and destroyed the target.
Test 9 (August 28th, 2001): Full systems test wherein the Arrow was launched towards a Black Sparrow target missile, simulating a ballistic missile flight. The interception was conducted at a range larger than 100 kilometers at higher altitudes than before. The Arrow hit its target and destroyed it.
Originally posted by Rikimaru
She just said they tested it against a tactical ballistic missile, which im not sure how it differs from an ICBM, however it is good news. and IMO to the 70% of europe who want to get their hands on it, build your own you backstabbing bastards!
Originally posted by Zaphod58
How many countries in Europe are working on ANY kind of ABM program? Have you followed how long the US has been working on ANY sort of ABM defense, just to get THIS far? With the exception of the USS Lake Eerie and her tests out here at the Pacific Missile Range, the sucesses have been few and far between. ABM is NOT something you just wake up one morning and say "I think we'll build one." If Europe is going to have some sort of missile defense they're either gonna have to get up off their butts and start working on it, or they're buying a US system.