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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Initial Training Begins for Israel’s David’s Sling Missile Defense System

David's Sling weapon systemThe Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) Air Defense Command has launched the first training course for soldiers who will be operating the new David’s Sling missile-interception system.

Training will be led by the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Homa Directorate, which oversees the missile defense program, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the lead contractor for the project.

The training course will be six months long. David’s Sling is designed to intercept medium-to-long-range missiles, fired at ranges of 25-186 miles. Once operational, it is expected to be an important tool in protecting Israel against the Hezbollah terror group.

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