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Israel's multi-layer defence system nearing completion

David's Sling was developed by Israeli defense firm Rafael with American defense giant Raytheon

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A joint will be operational soon, completing Israel's multi-layer defense system, a senior Israeli air force official said on Tuesday.

He said David's Sling, meant to counter medium-range missiles possessed by Iranian-backed militants in Lebanon, will be operational in early April, marking the completion of the system.

That includes the Arrow, designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles in the stratosphere with an eye on Iran, and Iron Dome, which defends against short-range rockets from

The official spoke anonymously in line with protocol. Israeli deployed its Arrow system Friday when fired a missile at its jets after they carried out airstrikes targeting a weapons convoy bound for

The official said the missile was identified as a ballistic threat and had a heavy warhead that could have landed inside if not intercepted.

David's Sling was developed by Israeli defense firm with American defense giant

First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 04:49 IST