David's Sling air defense missile system enters officially in service with armed forces of Israel 10404173

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David's Sling air defense missile system enters officially in service with armed forces of Israel.
The new air defense missile system David's Sling enters officially in service with the Israeli Armed Forces. A ceremony was organized Sunday, April 2, 2017 to mark the official operational deployment of this new air defense system.
     
The new air defense system David's Sling enters officialy in service with the Israeli Armed Forces. An ceremony was organized Sunday, April 2, 2017 to mark the official operational deployment of this new air defense system.
Israel's 'David's Sling' Air Defense Missile System (IDF Israeli Defense Forces)
     
At the same time, the Israeli Defense Forces announced on Sunday, April 2, 2017 that the new air aur defense system David's Sling is now fully operational.

David’s Sling was unveiled at the Hatzor Air Force Base near Ashdod, at a ceremony attended by American officials and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, IAF commander Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel and Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich, commander of the Aerial Defense Division.

The David's Sling is an air defense system jointly developed by the Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American defense contractor Raytheon, designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, tactical ballistic missiles, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles, fired at ranges from 40 km to 300 km.

The David's Sling will replace David's Sling is meant to replace the MIM-23 Hawk and MIM-104 Patriot in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). It will complete the air defense capabilities of IDF with the Iron Dome, Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 air defense systems.

In January 2017, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully completed a test series of the David’s Sling.
 

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