Poland set to sign papers for US Patriot defense system but will produce the superior performance “Magic Wand” by Israeli manufacturer, Rafael, at a cost of $7.6 billion, 10% of the price of its American competitor.
The United States has agreed to sell the Patriot missile defense system to Poland, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz announced on Thursday. The Ynet news site reports that Poland insisted that the system by configured to use the Israeli missile marketed globally under the name “Skyceptor,” due to its superior performance at only 10% of the cost of the American Patriot missile.
“A memorandum was signed tonight that the US government has agreed to sell Poland Patriot missiles in the most modern configuration,” Macierewicz said in a press conference, according to the Reuters news agency. Continue Reading »
Speaking at Sunday’s government meeting, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, announced the Jewish State’s new “Magic Wand” air defense system will become opperational later in the day.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at Sunday’s government meeting about Israel’s new “Magic Wand” air defense system.
Magic Wand is also known a “David’s Sling.”
“We have an obligation to ensure Israel’s security,” Netanyahu said. “This obligation means we must work systematically to strengthen Israel’s abilities to attack its enemies. Continue Reading »
Israeli interceptor Magic Wand was successfully tested.
Israel’s Defense Ministry says system ‘provides confidence in future Israeli capabilities to defeat developing ballistic missile threat’.
By Yoav Zitun
A new Israeli interceptor being developed in partnership with the United States to counter missiles held by Syria and Lebanon‘s Iranian-backed Hezbollah passed its second live trial on Wednesday, officials said.
Previous Magic Wand trial – Photo Courtesy of Defense Ministry
Magic Wand, which Israeli officials say could be ready for deployment next year after being rushed through production, is designed to shoot down missiles with ranges of between 100 km and 200 km (63 miles and 125 miles). Continue Reading »
US paper reports of ‘critical’ test on anti-missile missile scheduled to take place in Negev in coming days
The IDF is gearing for a critical test of the Magic Wand system, which has been designed to intercepted short-to-medium range missiles in the backdrop of the Iron Dome‘s success during Operation Pillar of Defense, The Boston Globe reported Saturday. Israel has yet to confirm or deny the report.
Magic Wand – Photo: Yariv Katz
According to the newspaper, the test is set to take place in the Negev in the coming days. Magic Wand, also known as David’s Sling, is being developed by Israeli and American engineers at Rafael and Raytheon Co. Continue Reading »