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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

$286m David’s Sling funding bill introduced in House of Representatives


Bipartisan legislation to continue funding for the joint US-Israel air defense system known as David’s Sling was introduced in the House of Representatives.

The bill introduced Tuesday by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., would authorize $286 million for procurement, research and development for the midrange missile defense system, which is designed to take down missiles from more than 180 miles away.


David’s Sling supplements the Iron Dome anti-missile system, which protects Israel against short-range rocket attacks.

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