US and Israel Sign Agreement for David’s Sling Weapon System

29 September 2010 (Last Updated September 29th, 2010 18:30)

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. Th

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.