UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials have visited Israel's Arrow ballistic-missile defence (BMD) simulation testbed as part of the UK's continuing studies into a possible system.

The Tadiran-built Israeli Test Bed (ITB) was visited by senior Royal Air Force officers to discuss its use in BMD simulations.

Development of the simulator was funded by the USBMD Organization, the approval of which had to be sought before the UK MoD visit went ahead.

The underground ITB site consists of three elements: the "red room", controlling the attacking missiles; the "blue room", simulating the central control room of a national BMD system, and a "white" overall control room.

Source: Flight International