Series of tests on ‘David’s Sling’ anti-missile system completed
Israel's Defense Ministry and the US Missile Defense Agency successfully completed a series of tests on the new and advanced version of the "David's Sling" missile defense system. The latest interception test was held at a site in central Israel to check the system's ability to deal with future threats in times of conflict. After a target missile was launched and the system identified the missile by radar, the interceptors carried out all phases of flight and destroyed the target as planned. David's Sling, part of Israel's multilayer anti-missile network, is intended to shoot down rockets and missiles, such as those in the hands of Syria, Hamas and Hizballah, with ranges of 40 to 250 kilometers. The upper layers of the network consist of the Arrow 2 and the Arrow 3 systems, intended to shoot down ballistic missiles inside and outside the atmosphere, respectively. Israel's Iron Dome system, the lowest layer of the network, provides defense from rockets with ranges of up to 70 kilometers.