The Israeli Air Force officially declares the David’s Sling missile defense system operational, as tensions rise on the northern border.
• David’s Sling joins Iron Dome and Arrow’s 2 and 3 systems to support Israel’s multi-layered missile defense measures.
By Yossi Yehoshua
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) officially inaugurated the David’s Sling missile defense system on Monday. The system was designed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and American defense contractor Raytheon.
It is officially operational and functions as a part of Israel’s multi-layered missile defense program.
In this capacity, David’s Sling operates in the layer above the Iron Dome and below the Arrow system.