Israel's Successful Launch of David's Sling Missile Fulfilling God's Promise
New pillar of defense: Israel successfully test fires David's Sling RT Breaking News Israel has successfully test fired the David's Sling missile defense system, bringing the country’s multi-pillared air interception capabilities one step closer to the potential to intercept all enemy fire, the country’s military has announced.
The David's Sling battery, stationed at an undisclosed desert location in Southern Israel, fired and destroyed the incoming missile with a two-stage interceptor.
“The Israel Missile Defence Organisation and the US Missile Defense Agency completed the first phase of the development of the David's Sling Weapon System, by conducting a successful interception,” the statement said.
The complex, also known as the Magic Wand, is a military system developed jointly by the Israeli military contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American contractor Raytheon. It is designed to intercept medium- to long-range missiles fired from 40 km to 300 km away.
The system is also designed to fill the gap between the other two functioning pillars of Israeli air defense: the Iron Dome short-range protection and the Arrow 2, a ballistic long-range defense system. The next generation of the Arrow is also being developed, and is set to be deployed in 2016. The military states that David's Sling will “provide an additional layer of defense against ballistic missiles.”
The Bible’s promise is coming into clearer focus, “In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem . . . (Zechariah 12:8)