Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield is seen during a series of live interception tests over Alaska, U.S., in this handout picture obtained by Reuters on July 28, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)
Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 air defence system has passed a live interception test in Alaska, the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
Jointly manufactured by Boeing Co, Arrow-3 is billed as capable of destroying missiles in space, an altitude that would destroy any non-conventional warheads safely.
Israel claims Arrow-3 would be a bullwark against the ballistic missiles fielded by Iran and Syria.
It passed the first full interception test over the Mediterranean sea in 2015 and was deployed in Israel in 2017.
*This story was edited by Ahram Online