Israel fires for first time David’s Sling interceptor system
- July 25, 2018
On July 23, Israel used its David’s Sling interceptor system for the first time to intercept ballistic missiles launched from Syria.
Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched two interceptors. It’s unclear if the targets were hit. However, the IDF says that there were no injuries or damage as a result of the rocket launches.
The missile defense system was developed and tested in a joint effort between Israel and the United States. It is meant for defense against large-caliber rockets and short-range ballistic missile and its interceptor missiles have a range of up to about 186 miles.
David’s Sling was contracted by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and subcontracted by Raytheon Missile Systems.