The US Department of Defense and Israel have signed an agreement for the development of the David’s Sling Weapon System.

The agreement will support the efforts initiated under the US-Israel short-range ballistic missile defence project agreement, signed by both nations in 2008.

The defence system agreement will support the efforts to develop an Israeli capability against short-range and theatre ballistic missiles, large-calibre rockets, and cruise missiles.

The project also includes continued development of the Stunner Interceptor to provide lower-tier intercept capability for Israel’s multilayered missile defence system.

The signing of the project agreement implies continued US commitment to the defence of Israel.