Israel conducted a successful test of the new system of missile defense «Slingshot David» (David’s Sling). It is reported by Associated Press.
«Slingshot David» designed to intercept medium-range missiles, which acts range from 40 to 300 km. During the test, held on Sunday, November 25, the battery successfully killed a test missile launched from the Negev desert in southern Israel.
Brand new missile defense system was developed with Israeli spices and personal U.S. company. It is expected to go into service in the IDF in 2014, and its main task is to intercept missiles that could potentially be launched from the territory of Lebanon.
«David’s Sling», also popular under the title «Magic Wand», will be part of a multi-level missile defense system in Israel, which will allow the country’s army to capture virtually any missiles.
In the current time in service with the Israeli army already in the system «metal dome» and «Boom.» «Arrow» designed to intercept missiles distant radius and acts designed to protect against potential threats from Iran and Syria. «Metal Dome», in turn, allows destroy missiles and short-range missiles act.
«Metal Dome», namely, has shown its effectiveness in the process lasted from 14 to 21 November of active conflict Israel and Hamas. 421 missile interception system, which accounted for about 80 percent of all attacks on Israeli areas.