Israel completes testing of David’s Sling antimissile system

Israel's Defense Ministry announced Monday that it had completed its testing of the country's David's Sling missile defense system, and that the system will be operational during 2016. It consists of four batteries, but in the first stage the air force will receive two. David's Sling is designed to shoot down rockets with ranges of 100 to 200 km (63 to 125 miles), aircraft or low-flying cruise missiles. It will fill the operational gap between Israel's Iron Dome short-range rocket interceptor and the Arrow ballistic missile interceptor, both already in service.
The new system was jointly developed and manufactured by Israel's state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and US Raytheon  

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