Israel, U.S. test-fire missle in Mediterranean Sea

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(CNN) — Israel and the United States test-fired an “experimental” missile Tuesday morning in the Mediterranean Sea, the Israel Defense Ministry said.

This comes after Russia announced that its early warning system had detected the launch of two missiles in the sea, and amid region-wide jitters over U.S. talk of possible military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

“The Ministry of Defense together with the American Agency for Missile Defense carried out the successful test of the experimental target missile ‘Anchor,’ ” the Israeli ministry said on its Facebook page.

The launch occurred from an Israeli Air Force base in a central part of the country and reviewed the “improved ability” of the “Anchor.”

“They checked the defense systems against missiles of the “Arrow” system including radar and system controls. After the target missile Anchor was fired the radar called Greenpine identified it and sent the data to the control center. At the same time additional sources tracked the missile,” the ministry said.

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