Netanyahu Announces David’s Sling Officially Going Operational

Davids-SlingPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday morning told the weekly Cabinet meeting that the David’s Sling missile defense interceptor would become operational later in the day. “This afternoon, the David’s Sling missile defense interceptor will become operational,” Netanyahu said. “This is important news; all of Israel’s citizens experienced the important achievement of the Iron Dome system against short range missiles in the last Gaza campaign.” David’s Sling, formerly known as Magic Wand, is an IDF system being jointly developed by the Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American defense contractor Raytheon, designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, tactical ballistic missiles, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles, fired at ranges from 25 to 185 miles…..Read More