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Blue Sparrow
Israeli air-launched ballistic missile target, designed to simulate enemy shorter range missiles in tests of the Arrow ABM system. Shared a common warhead with the longer-range Silver Sparrow.

Status: Active. First Launch: 2008-04-15. Last Launch: 2014-12-16. Number: 4 .

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x F-15D + 1 x Blue Sparrow.



Country: Israel. Stages: F-15.

2008 April 15 - . Launch Site: Palmachim. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Blue Sparrow.
  • Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2012 February 10 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Mediterranean Sea. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Blue Sparrow.
  • Radar target - . Nation: Israel. Agency: IDF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2014 September 9 - . Launch Site: Mediterranean Sea. Launch Complex: F-15. Launch Vehicle: Blue Sparrow.
  • Sparrow Target - . Nation: Israel. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). ABM test target. Missile defense test using a Blue Sparrow missile which is thought to fly a slightly exoatmospheric trajectory, although the Arrow 2 interceptor itself would not have left the atmosphere..

2014 December 16 - . Launch Site: Mediterranean Sea. Launch Complex: F-15. Launch Vehicle: Blue Sparrow.
  • Target - . Nation: Israel. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Israeli target missile launched over the Mediterranean. It was not clear which of the Blue/Black/Sliver Sparrow family was used. Launch of the Arrow 3 missile meant to intercept it was scrubbed..


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