A senior Israeli air force official says a joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing the country’s multi-layer defense system.
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Israel's multi-tier air defense missile system will be fully operational early next month with the deployment of the David's Sling interceptor, a senior Israeli air force officer said Monday.Israel used Iron Dome extensively to intercept rockets fired by Palestinian fighters in the 2014 Gaza war, and the Arrow missiles were developed with an Iranian missile threat in mind.David's Sling, developed and manufactured jointly by Israel's state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and the U.S. Raytheon Co., would likely be used to intercept projectiles fired by Hezbollah, which last fought a war with Israel in 2006 .Israel and Syria are still technically at war, though the border had remained largely quiet for decades until 2011 when the Syrian conflict broke out.
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