David’s Sling defense system ready to face Hizballah’s missiles

The David’s Sling defense system, designed to intercept medium-range rockets and missiles, has passed advanced tests, developed and supervised jointly by Israel and the United States. It is on course for deployment against the Hizballah rocket threat in a few months time. The system’s range ensures intercepts of hostile missiles before they come over Israel, said a Rafael official. “Two David’s Sling batteries will cover the whole of Israel,” he said. It was tested successfully against a Swallow rocket with a warhead of hundreds of kilos.

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