Israel Tests Missile Defense Aimed at Iran

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2009 3:28 PM CDT
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak shakes hands with an Israeli soldier after the successful missile test.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Israel today performed a successful test of a missile-defense system the country said could defend against any munition in Iran’s arsenal, the Jerusalem Post reports. The Arrow 2, a US-Israel collaboration, was paired with its radar system for the first time and took down a missile masquerading as an Iranian Shihab 3. “While we are for peace,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu said of the test, “we will know how to defend ourselves.”