Israeli Missile Defense System Designed in Huntsville

Apr 9, 2017

Israel's advanced missile defense system is being designed in northern Alabama.   

Credit wikipedia reports that the system named David's Sling was partially designed in Huntsville to help Israel's defense against regional enemies such as Iran, Palestine, Turkey, and other countries in the Middle East. The defense system is designed to intercept enemy drones, planes, medium- to long-range rockets, tactical ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. The system is named after the David and Goliath Bible story.

David's Sling was deemed operational during an event earlier this month at Hatzor Air Force base in central Israel. Last year, the U.S. government agreed upon a new $38 billion, 10-year military aid package for Israel.