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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Watch: David's Sling shoots down mock missile in successful trial


Following recent assessments on the significant rocket threat posed by Hezbollah to the Israeli home front, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday that it carried out a successful test of the US-Israel developed David’s Sling anti-missile system, which is designed to shoot down shortto medium-range missiles.


During the trial, carried out this week in central Israel by the Defense Ministry and the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, David’s Sling radar identified an unarmed Sparrow missile heading into its air space, and fired an interceptor that struck and destroyed the target.

The system’s principal contractor is Israel’s Rafael Advanced Systems, which develops it together with the American Raytheon defense company.

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