Israel’s David's Sling Missile-defense System To Be Operational Soon

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Israel’s David's Sling Missile-defense System To Be Operational Soon
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Israel is planning to deploy David's Sling missile- defense system in the next two weeks, local media reports Monday.

The David’s Sling exact deployment date is not specified but Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch, head of the army’s Aerial Defense Command told Times of Israel that it should occur “around two weeks from today”.

“In the next few weeks we will finish a long process of testing a new weapons system that will join the air force,” Lt.-Col. Kobi Regev, the David’s Sling battalion commander told The Jerusalem Post. “The new and more advanced system, which is connected with our two older systems, the Iron Dome and Arrow Missile Defense System, is more relevant to the threats posed to Israeli citizens”.

A large corps of soldiers have already been drafted to train on the new system, coming from all disciplines with experience in other air-defense systems.

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