David's Sling Weapon System has successful intercept test in Israel

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization completed a successful intercept test of the David's Sling Weapon System.

The test, entitled David's Sling Test - 2, is the second test intended to evaluate the intercept capabilities of the David's Sling Weapon System's Stunner interceptor. The most recent intercept evaluation took place at a test range in Southern Israel.

To test the System's capabilities, a target missile was launched and aimed at the system. The David's Sling Weapon System multi-mission radar detected the threat and uploaded its flight information to the battle management control system. Using this information, the Stunner interceptor configured an accurate trajectory and successfully destroyed the target missile.

The David's Sling Weapon System was designed as an additional security measure against ballistic missiles. It is intended to be an add-on to the joint U.S.-Israel Arrow Weapon System to improve the interception technology and active defense infrastructure of the State of Israel against missile threats.

The David's Sling Test - 2 showcased the System's ability to perform and its dependability during a real threat. The test also developed trust and confidence among Israel and the U.S. for its capability to defend against the increasing ballistic missile threat.

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