On the morning of Thursday, 10 December, testing was conducted for the missile defense system «Hetz-3», reported the Ministry of defense.
The tests were conducted jointly with the U.S. Agency МDA, and as reported by Israeli media, the results are under review by experts.
It is reported that the launch was performed from the military base «Palmachim» missile target «Encore», released by the air force over the Mediterranean sea.
December 16, 2014, the Israeli defense Ministry reported about the successful testing of the missile defense system «Hetz-3».
The report noted that this was the first part of the test, during which was launched the missile target.
However, an hour later after the statement of the Ministry of defense of Israel by Reuters, which quoted many Israeli online media, reported that the trials held at the site «Palmachim», failed: operators are not able to lock target, and at the last moment the launch of the interceptor missile was cancelled. The missile-target «Anchor» crashed into the Mediterranean sea.