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Silver Sparrow
Israeli air-launched ballistic missile target, designed to simulate Iranian Shahab-3 missiles in tests of the Arrow ABM system. 8.39 m long with a mass of 3000 kg. The addition of upper stages were planned to give Israel a quick-response satellite launch vehicle.

Status: Active. First Launch: 2013-09-03. Last Launch: 2015-12-10. Number: 2 .

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



Country: Israel. Stages: F-15.

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.


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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