Israeli David’s Sling in Russian hands, Russian and Chinese sources report

This incident, disinterred on Wednesday by Russian and Chinese sources, actually happened 18 months ago, It was revealed by DEBKAfile on June 23:  Two missiles of the David’s Sling cutting-edge air defense system were launched against Syrian SS-21 missiles on Monday, July 23. One landed in Syria; the other one self-destructed. Both missed their targets. The IDF spokesman eventually came clean about what happened to the David Sling on its maiden combat mission. The built-in mechanisms of the two interceptors already in flight were ordered to self-destruct. Only one did.  DEBKAfile’s now wonder why Chinese and Russian sites have decided to run this old story now. They report that Russian missile experts are studying the secret systems and features of the Israeli David’s Sling, which is designed to intercept medium-range ballistic and low-flying cruise missiles.

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14 thoughts on “Israeli David’s Sling in Russian hands, Russian and Chinese sources report

  • Nov 6, 2019 @ 10:37 at 10:37
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    Well they’ll probably come up with a Goliath defense system now. Oh darn!

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  • Nov 6, 2019 @ 10:52 at 10:52
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    Israel is defenceless, because it can be shot point blank from Lebanon, Syria and the sea. No missile defence can intercept a large number of incoming BIG missiles – from such a short distance. Check the other news, where Russian ships had a shooting drill off Israel’s coast. Why there?!

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    • Nov 6, 2019 @ 11:50 at 11:50
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      Of course it’s intimidation, the risk is Israel don’t get scared,so intimidation might evolve,…. Looks Biblical because the Russians are not being provoked here but it’s getting into their minds like a bad adventure,…. just like I read it,mybe it’s true

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    • Nov 6, 2019 @ 18:36 at 18:36
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      Submarines and Sampson protocol.

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  • Nov 6, 2019 @ 15:37 at 15:37
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    2 out of 2 miss and only 1 out of 2 missiles self destruct even works. This sounds like a lot more work is required to make this system combat ready. It could be poor training on the part of the IDF operators, just shoddy hardware with to many bugs and manufacturing defects or a combination of both. Israel should consider upgrading to an American or Russian system that actually works or at least perform a lot more testing to get this system combat ready.

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    • Nov 6, 2019 @ 16:56 at 16:56
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      “Israel should consider upgrading to an American or Russian system that actually works or at least perform a lot more testing to get this system combat ready.”

      Oh and which system would that be? To my knowledge, nobody else so far has developed a system like David’s Sling. It’s not just a medium range missile defense system but one that was specifically developed to counter semi-ballistic missiles like the Russian Iskander. I hope they found the time to find and correct remaining flaws in the system.

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      • Nov 6, 2019 @ 18:51 at 18:51
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        The Russian S400, the American Patriot Systems do the same. But ss least they work. It sounds like to many corners have been cut here. Maybe its only good for throwing rocks hence the Freudian slip in its been named David Sling. Slinging a missile is easy, hitting the target is what matters…

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    • Nov 7, 2019 @ 9:05 at 9:05
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      Everything my friend is a work in progress.

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  • Nov 6, 2019 @ 16:35 at 16:35
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    Yahweh will protect His people, and destroy her enemies. The day is coming!

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    • Nov 6, 2019 @ 18:56 at 18:56
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      Sure, 10/10 for a job well done during WW2. I’d rather trust the IDF than a dark age belief. If most Jews thought this way we would never have been able to survive here. Thats why we have subs with nukes

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  • Nov 6, 2019 @ 20:10 at 20:10
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    Decoy Technology —- “They let them have it”
    Think Critically – What do you use to catch “FISH”

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  • Nov 6, 2019 @ 20:56 at 20:56
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    I really hope that you are right.

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  • Nov 6, 2019 @ 23:16 at 23:16
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    yes, and that’s why you are terrorists.

    ‘For he said to them, “This is the rest; give rest to the weary, and this is the tranquility,” but they would not listen.’

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