A planned test launch of the Arrow, Israel's anti-tactical ballistic missile (ATBM), was aborted on August 28 after the Black Sparrow air- launched target did not separate from the Israeli air force Boeing F-15 that was due to launch it over the Mediterranean. The Black Sparrow is a version of the Rafael Popeye AGM-142 missile equipped with a larger motor to allow it to gain enough altitude for the simulation of a ballistic trajectory. The test was to have been the first in which an ATBM was to attempt to destroy an air launched target. It is now provisionally set for October.

Source: Flight International