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November 20, 2013 10:47 am

Israel Tests David’s Sling Air Defense System

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A David's Sling test. Photo: United States Missile Defense Agency.

JNS.org Israel has successfully tested “David’s Sling,” its new mid-range missile defense system. Developed in partnership with the U.S., the system can intercept missiles from ranges between 63 to 125 miles, possibly countering attacks from terror groups such as Hezbollah based in Lebanon.

David’s Sling is slated to become part of Israel’s new “multi-layered rocket and missile defense” system, joining the Arrow system, which defends against long-range ballistic missiles, and the highly successful Iron Dome system, which defends against short-range and medium-range rockets.

“The successful test is a major milestone in the development of the David’s Sling Weapon System and provides confidence in future Israeli capabilities to defeat the developing ballistic missile threat,” the Israeli Defense Ministry said.

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