'David's Sling' missile intercept system Trial a Success
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully completed the fifth in a series of tests (DST-5) of the David's Sling missile defense system.
David's Sling, a central part of Israel's multi-tiered antimissile array, is a cooperative effort between the United States and Israel to develop a defense against large caliber rockets and short-range ballistic missiles and other developing threats.
"This test campaign is a critical step in ensuring Israel has the capability to defense itself from a very real and growing threat," said U.S. Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jim Syring. "We remain strongly committed to supporting Israel's development of a missile defense system."