"Blue Sparrow". What is remarkable about the missile exercises held in Israel


A series of tests of a multi-level missile defense system took place in Israel. These exercises have become quite remarkable, writes the authoritative Italian website The Aviationist.


It should be noted that all Israeli missile defense systems - "David's Sling," "Hetz" and "Iron Dome" - successfully intercepted their targets during the test campaign. The exercises were held with the participation of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Defense Research and Development Directorate of the Israeli Defense Ministry.

The series included several scenarios simulating new and future threats that missile defense could face

- said in the message of the Israeli Air Force.

For the first time, the combined capabilities of intercepting missiles by the multi-level missile defense system of the State of Israel were assessed. This is one of the most advanced missile defense mechanisms in the world, which protects our country from near and distant threats.

- said Defense Minister Benny Gantz.




In recent testing, an Israeli Air Force F-15D fighter fired a medium-range Blue Sparrow ballistic missile target. She was successfully hit with David's Sling.

The target rocket is available in three flavors: Black Sparrow, Blue Sparrow and Silver Sparrow. They were specially designed to simulate the trajectory, thermal image and radar signature of a potential enemy's missiles. The Blue Sparrow mimics the Scud ballistic missile with a range of 700 km, and the Silver Sparrow simulates Iranian Shihab-3 ballistic missiles with a range of 1500-2000 km.

The Silver Sparrow was first tested during tests of the Khets-2 missile defense system in September 2013. The target missile was launched in the air over the Mediterranean Sea and was immediately spotted by the Russian early warning radar of a missile attack in Armavir, as reported in local media.
  • Photos Used: Israeli Air Force
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 24 December 2020 17: 48
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    It remains to conduct the "pink elephant" exercise. Some Palestinians have more missiles than all these davids can digest.
    1. Cyril Online Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 24 December 2020 20: 30
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      Only most of these Palestinian missiles either do not reach Israeli territory at all, or fall somewhere in the desert. The accuracy is very small, as befits a homemade unguided rockets.
  2. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 24 December 2020 18: 43
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    Quote: Just Cat
    It remains to conduct the "pink elephant" exercise. Some Palestinians have more missiles than all these davids can digest.

    So what?
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    2. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 24 December 2020 18: 49
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      Mr. Prosto Kot personally counted Palestinian missiles directly at the warehouses of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. laughing
      1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
        Just a cat (Bayun) 24 December 2020 19: 00
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        The question for the Odessa Jews is: how many missiles can one "iron dome" launcher intercept and how many can a Soviet hail launch?
        1. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 24 December 2020 19: 29
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          A question for Prosto Kotov: how many minutes will it take to destroy the Grad multiple launch rocket launcher using the IAI Harpy loitering munition?
          1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
            Just a cat (Bayun) 24 December 2020 19: 58
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            After the fight, they don’t wave their fists ...
          2. boriz Offline boriz
            boriz (boriz) 24 December 2020 19: 59
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            There's always something for every tricky ass with a screw.
            The Harpy might hit the Grad. But after he fires a volley.
            It has already been proven by life that the Israeli missile defense / air defense system will fall down in the event of a massive simultaneous launch of missiles from one angle. If you competently coordinate a mass launch at a large elevation angle of small missiles (even garage-made, even Grad) with the passage of several ballistic missiles, then large missiles will have a good chance to slip through. And you can bomb the launch site of homemade rockets for at least 3 hours. The train will leave.
            1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
              Just a cat (Bayun) 24 December 2020 20: 10
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              And Azerbaijan suggested how to reveal the location of the air defense using old maize.
            2. Binder Offline Binder
              Binder (Miron) 24 December 2020 20: 23
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              Quote: boriz
              If Iran hasn’t done it on its own, I’ll give you an idea.

              On the main square of Tehran, you should be erected a monument of pure gold as the great enlightener of the Persian people. laughing However, the Persians, unlike you, clearly understood one important truth - butting with the Israelites is beyond their power. That is why they hesitate to attack Israeli targets, despite the Israelis' multiple destruction of Iranian targets in Syria.
              1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
                Just a cat (Bayun) 24 December 2020 20: 39
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                They are not fighting with Israel, but with the United States. Until the middle of the last century, the Arabs had no problems with the Jews.
                1. Binder Offline Binder
                  Binder (Miron) 24 December 2020 21: 12
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                  Weakly you know the topic - firstly, the Arabs opposed the Jewish settlers of Eretz Israel long before the middle of the last century, and secondly, the Persians are never Arabs.
                  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
                    Just a cat (Bayun) 24 December 2020 22: 35
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                    Palestinians are not Persians. They teach poorly in Odessa. Costs of Ukrainian education.
                    1. Binder Offline Binder
                      Binder (Miron) 25 December 2020 01: 39
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                      Where to Ukrainians before the Russian Unified State Exam ...
              2. boriz Offline boriz
                boriz (boriz) 24 December 2020 20: 57
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                We discussed the technical side of the issue here.
                And what the Persians saw there - we will see in time. And the time is coming difficult and can surprise us with all sorts of surprises.
                Back at the beginning of this year, when I was talking about the civil war in the United States, they laughed at me, just like you do now. Not even a year has passed - they are seriously discussing such a war as a given: it is not a fact that it will start, but they no longer consider it incredible.
                Most recently, the West appointed Guaido to Venezuela, Tikhanovskaya to Belarus. And this is what we see:
                The circus left, the big top (democracy) was turned off, as unnecessary and taken away. And on the arena there were two characters, old, like the circus itself: Harlequin (in dementia) and Red. They shower each other with cuffs, under the rare laughter of the dispersed audience.
                What role will Harlequin, Maduro or Guaido play? What role will Ryzhiy, Lukashenko or Tikhanovskaya play? It doesn't matter anymore. The circus is gone.
                Trump vetoes the US military budget, shielding JV 2 from sanctions. Democrats, backed by globalists, are voting in Congress for a law restricting the work of foreign companies. And not everyone has forgotten the desire of the United States to create the Pacific and Atlantic trade zones under its auspices. The Pacific (in fact) has already been created, but without the United States.
                So, Myron, never say never. Time passes quickly and then your arrogance may not be forgotten and will be reminded. It will turn out to be inconvenient. Yes, and sad.
                1. Binder Offline Binder
                  Binder (Miron) 24 December 2020 21: 26
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                  Quote: boriz
                  when I talked about the civil war in the USA they laughed at me,

                  Such assumptions are ridiculous to me even today, but I am aware of the real situation in the United States a little more fully than you, believe me. hi
                  As for the technical aspect of confronting the Israeli air defense and missile defense systems against Iranian missiles and their proxies at the BV, the technological level of the Israelis is much higher than the Iranian one, which begs comparison with the Zulus, running with spears at machine guns. The Zulu, as practice shows, had no chance.

                  Quote: boriz
                  your arrogance may not be forgotten in time and will be reminded.

                  My further destiny in no way depends on the forgetfulness of some mysterious characters.
                  1. boriz Offline boriz
                    boriz (boriz) 24 December 2020 23: 07
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                    Yes, I'm not talking about your fate, that you ...
                    Just within the framework of communication.
                    And as for the technical level, quite recently, this dome of yours went down from mass launches. There is nothing to be done about it. You can fire as many penny missiles as you like, missile defense cannot digest them. And in my version, they are not launched to hit the target.
                    Or you can open a container with foil strips at the top point. There will be a LOT of stripes. Level - yes the last century. But there is nothing to oppose.
                    1. Binder Offline Binder
                      Binder (Miron) 25 December 2020 01: 41
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                      Quote: boriz
                      this canopy of yours went down from mass launches. There is nothing to be done about it.

                      You can do it - even Professor Preobrazhensky advised not to read those newspapers ...
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  4. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 24 December 2020 20: 27
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    Quote: boriz
    There's always something for every tricky ass with a screw.
    The Harpy might hit the Grad. But after he fires a volley.
    It has already been proven by life that the Israeli missile defense / air defense system will fall down in the event of a massive simultaneous launch of missiles from one angle. If you competently coordinate a mass launch at a large elevation angle of small missiles (even garage-made, even Grad) with the passage of several ballistic missiles, then large missiles will have a good chance to slip through. And you can bomb the launch site of homemade rockets for at least 3 hours. The train will leave.

    Kindergarten. In the event of a massive launch, ANY missile defense system will not be able to resist, but:
    a. In the case of Gaza, in a couple of hours the territory from which the launch is being made will either be captured or it will be razed to the ground.
    b. In the case of Lebanon, there will be unacceptable damage to infrastructure.
    Nobody canceled the deterrent factor. Everything else is stupid wishlist.
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 24 December 2020 20: 40
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      And the article is exclusively about air defense, and not about the capabilities of the Fu-35 and Merkava.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 25 December 2020 01: 45
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        It’s in vain, even during WW-II it was proved that the best defense against enemy air attacks was your tanks on his airfields. So the "Merkavas" are just right here.
  5. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 24 December 2020 20: 44
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    Quote: Just Cat
    And the article is exclusively about air defense, and not about the capabilities of the Fu-35 and Merkava.

    So what? The Israeli air defense and missile defense systems show themselves perfectly and they exist not cut off from other defense systems of the country.
  6. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 26 December 2020 12: 04
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    Quote: boriz
    Or you can open a container with foil strips at the top point. There will be a LOT of stripes. Level - yes the last century. But there is nothing to oppose.

    - There was a physicist by the name of Doppler. It is a pity that when in the 9th grade you were told about him, you left the lesson in the movies, or to drink beer. So there was a gap in education for life ... laughing lol
  7. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 26 December 2020 12: 08
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    Quote: Just Cat
    And the article is exclusively about air defense, and not about the capabilities of the Fu-35 and Merkava.

    - The F-35 is the best killer of enemy air defense systems. Only the F-22 is better than him. And they are also the best killers of enemy radars, ballistic and operational-tactical missiles.