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Mediterranean Sea
Drop zone over the Mediterranean Sea for air-launched Israeli antimissile target launches.

First Launch: 2008-04-15. Last Launch: 2013-09-03. Number: 3 . Longitude: 34.0000 deg. Latitude: 18.5000 deg.



Family: Air Drop Zone. Country: Israel.

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).

2013 September 3 - . 06:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Mediterranean sea. Launch Complex: F-15. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Silver Sparrow.
  • Radar target - . Nation: Israel. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

    ABM Target. First Silver Sparrow target missile on a suborbital flight from an F-15 airplane over the Mediterranean Sea. Launched eastward towards the Israeli coast, for tests of Israeli missile defense radars. The flight's detection by Russian tracking systems led to some initial public consternation until the mission was acknowledged by Israel.


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..

2015 December 10 - . 06:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Mediterranean Sea. Launch Platform: F-15D. Launch Vehicle: Silver Sparrow.
  • Target - . Nation: Israel. Type: ABM Target. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM Target mission. Intercepted..


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