Israel says it has carried out a successful test of its Arrow anti-missile system off the coast of California. The Defense Ministry says the Arrow detected, intercepted and destroyed a target missile launched from an offshore platform late Monday inside a U.S. Navy firing range. Jointly developed by Israel and the U.S., the Arrow detects an incoming missile and destroys it with a second missile. It is primarily aimed at defending Israel from the threat of an Iranian missile strike. Tuesday's statement said the test "provides confidence in operational Israeli capabilities to defeat the developing ballistic missile threat." It was the latest in a series of successful tests of the system.