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Sunday, June 14, 2015

David’s Sling Adds to Israel’s Air Defense

David's Sling weapon systemIsrael’s David’s Sling weapon system for air and missile defense recently completed its third test series (DST-3), performing successful intercepts of targets representing relevant threats: missiles and rockets of different sizes, fired from medium and long ranges, and flying at low, medium and high altitudes.

The system will be ready for operational deployment following the fourth test phase planned for later this year, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Conceived in 2006 as the Short Range Ballistic Missile Defense System, David’s Sling was developed with U.S. cooperation and joint funding of $250 million.

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