David's Sling

U.S., Israel Increase Cooperation on Missile Defense Systems

TEL AVIV, Israel — Two U.S.-Israeli industrial teams working on jointly funded missile defense programs are ramping up production of three distinct interceptors that collectively defend against an entire spectrum of threats, from short-range rockets to Iran’s most advanced, medium-range ballistic missiles.

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Israel PM Warns Enemies at Missile Defense Ceremony

A joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor meant to counter the type of medium-range missiles possessed by Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants became operational Sunday, completing Israel’s multi-layer defense system amid tensions on its frontiers with Syria and Gaza.

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Israel, U.S. Conduct Defense Test Against Thousands of Simulated Rockets

TEL AVIV – The United States and Israel successfully conducted a “milestone” exercise in which both countries’ missile defense systems were tested against a simulated attack of thousands of rockets fired from Lebanon and Iran, the Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.

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U.S. Transfers Missile Defense System to Israel’s Air Force

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Defense Ministry together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency began handing over control of the David’s Sling air defense system to the Israel Air Force on Tuesday, the Jerusalem Post reported. Following a series of successful trials completed

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Pentagon Budget Requests $146 million in Support for Israel Defense

The U.S. Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget requests $145.8 million in support for Israel, including Iron Dome and other cooperative defense programs, according to Pentagon documents released Tuesday. The Iron Dome system is designed to defeat short-range missiles and

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