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Israel tests new air defense system

11-27-2012 07:40 BJT

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A government official says Israel has successfully tested its David’s Sling air defense system, which can handle more powerful rocket attacks than the Iron Dome shield. David’s Sling is set to become operational in 2014 and will defend Israel against missiles with a range of between 70 and 300 kilometers.

David’s Sling uses an intercepting missile that’s an advanced weapon that can be programmed for different activities. The system test didn’t involve warheads this time. But in the future, the Israeli Defense Force does plan to use a trail involving a warhead. The test brought Israel closer to having an active defense shield that can protect the country against projectiles from such Islamic militant groups as Hamas and Hezbollah. The Hezbollah leader warned Israel on Sunday that thousands of rockets would hit Israel once it is attacked.


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