Amid rising tension in the Middle East, Israel and the U.S. tested a ballistic target, alarming Russia’s warning systems. Scheduled in advance, the Israeli Missile Defense Organization and U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test-launched a new generation of ballistic target dubbed “Silver Sparrow” on Sept. 3. Developed by Israeli defense company Rafael, the target simulates a 1,500-km (930-mi.) range ballistic missile, similar to the Iranian Shehab 3. The 3-ton, 8.40-meter-long ...

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