ISRAEL CONDUCTS ‘EXPERIMENTAL’ ROCKET TEST OVER HEART OF THE COUNTRY

Israeli soldiers watch as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Ashdod in 2012. (photo credit: REUTERS)Israeli soldiers watch as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Ashdod in 2012. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Images shared on social media showed a projectile streaking through the sky.

http://players.brightcove.net/590066524001/B1YLmCqKg_default/index.html?videoId=5287152439001The Defense Ministry said Monday that it conducted a successful experimental test of its rocket propulsion system from a military base located in the center of Israel. 

Images shared on social media showed a projectile streaking through the sky.

Israel has a multi-layered aerial defense system, which includes the Iron Dome, Arrow and David’s Sling, and missile system tests such as these are not uncommon. Rocket propulsion systems are designed to launch large systems such as satellites, ballistic missiles and large ground to air missiles.

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