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TEST FIRING OF ARROW 2 DEFINED AS SUCCESSFUL

ISRAEL LINE
MONDAY JULY 31, 1995

  The first test-firing of the Arrow 2 anti-missile missile
Sunday afternoon was defined as a success, DAVAR reported.    The
Arrow reached a speed of Mach 10 as it rose dozens of kilometers
high. Following a flight lasting 68.2 seconds, the missile
self-destructed as planned.
  The missile was fired for the first time from an air force base
on land instead of from a sea-based site.
  Israeli Aircraft Industry experts said the test was more
successful than expected.
  Six additional test firings are planned. The missile is
expected to be operationable in 18 months.



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