Israel Has Successful Test of New Missile Defense System


‘David’s Sling’ demolishes multiple targets in test

Israel successfully completed a test of its new David’s Sling missile defense system, which is expected to become fully operational in 2016.

The David’s Sling system uses Stunner interceptor missiles to stop medium- and long-range rockets and cruise missiles and will work along side the already-in-place Iron Dome and Arrow defense systems.

Israeli officials are hopeful David’s Sling will eventually be capable of intercepting unmanned aerial vehicles.

The test was carried out with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, which called the test a “a major milestone in the development of the David’s Sling weapon and provides confidence in future Israeli capabilities to defend against the developing threat.”

Full article: Israel Has Successful Test of New Missile Defense System (Washington Free Beacon)

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