USA & Israel Run Successful Missile Tests

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(Defense News) WASHINGTON — The US Missile Defense Agency and Israel’s Missile Defense Organization successfully demonstrated the David’s Sling Weapons System in a series of tests at Yanat Sea Range in Israel, MDA said in a statement released Wednesday.

David’s Sling is a missile defense system to defend against large-caliber rockets, short-range ballistic missiles and other developing threats, and it is central to Israel’s multi-layer, anti-missile array, MDA said. The US has helped to co-develop the system. Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is the prime contractor while Raytheon is a subcontractor.

The series of tests is the fifth of its kind and is a “critical step in ensuring Israel has the capability to defend itself from a very real and growing threat,” MDA director Vice Adm. James Syring was quoted as saying in the statement…

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