Israel's Arrow ballistic missile defense interceptor will take on its first air-launched target ``around Sept. 1,'' according to officials in Tel Aviv. A Black Sparrow target missile is to be fired from an F-15 over the Mediterranean Sea, west of Israel. The target's flight profile will simulate that of an approaching Scud intermediate-range ballistic missile like those fired into Israel and Saudi Arabia by Iraq during the 1991 Persian Gulf war. In previous tests, the target missiles were ...

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