Fox News reported on the latest addition to Israel’s multilevel missile defense system with David’s Sling, a joint Israeli-U.S. project designed to intercept medium-range missiles.
David’s Sling — which sees Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems collaborating with American defense contractor Raytheon — also produces the Patriot missile system.
The system is designed to shoot down incoming rockets with ranges of 25 to 190 miles (40-300 kilometers), targeting mostly the missiles that were fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah organization toward Israel in recent years. It will make up the middle tier of Israel’s multi-layer missile defense capabilities.
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