Israel has completed successful tests of an advanced version of its ‘David’s Sling’ intermediate missile interceptor system that it is developing jointly with the United States. The system is designed to shoot down rockets aimed at the Jewish state with rages of 100 to 200 kilometers, such as those in the arsenal of Iranian-backed Hezbollah, a Lebanese group which last fought a war with Israel in 2006 and currently is defined as the most immediate threat to the Jewish state with tens of thousands of rockets directed at it from its northern neighbor, Lebanon.
The David Sling is also able to shoot down aircrafts or low-flying cruise missiles. An Israeli defense ministry official revealed that the initial version of the system completed testing in December of 2015 and was handed over to the country’s air force but has not yet been declared operational. Now that the advanced version of the David Sling was successful, it will become operational and will fulfil the gap in protecting Israel from its hostile neighbors.