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Israeli rocket shield passes final tests

07-20-2010 08:08 BJT

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Israel's Defense Ministry says a rocket interception system has passed final tests and will be deployed near the country's borders by November.

For the first time, the system successfully shot down multiple rockets simultaneously during testing this week. It's capable of intercepting rockets with ranges between five and 70 kilometers.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says the system could be a necessary safeguard to reassure Israelis in a withdrawal from the West Bank. The US has welcomed the system as a precursor for peacemaking and financially supported its development.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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