Israel used the Arrow air defense system for the first time since the conflict began to intercept a surface-to-surface missile fired from the Red Sea region, the country’s military said.

“The detection systems of the Israeli Air Force tracked the trajectory of the missile, which was successfully intercepted by the Arrow air defense system at the optimal operational time and location,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

Air raid sirens sounded in the Red Sea city of Eilat this morning and the Israeli military announced it had shot down an approaching “air target”.

After an initial warning of a possible “enemy aircraft incursion,” the IDF said that “its systems detected an aerial target approaching Israeli territory” and there was no danger to civilians.”