‘David’s Sling’ Joins Israel’s Anti-Missile Defense Batteries

Just days after Syria launched a missile at Israel, Israel launched David’s Sling, its middle tier anti-missile defense battery.

David’s Sling takes it place between the Arrow 3 missile batteries and the Iron Dome, designed to intercept short-range rockets, such as those launched from the Gaza Strip. David’s Sling can take out rockets, aircraft and cruise missiles with ranges between 65 and 125 miles.

Monday’s announcement followed Israel’s successful interception by the Arrow 3 of a Syrian surface-to-air missile (SAM) overnight Friday that carried a 200-pound explosive payload.

On Sunday, Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman sent a strong warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


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