Israel this week officially unveiled a not-so-secret secret weapon it has been working on with the US defense industry for some years.
The entry into service of the David’s Sling anti-missile system completes Israel’s multi-tier missile shield.
Already for years the Iron Dome has been protecting southern Israel from short-range rockets and mortar shells.
The Arrow system recently went into service to defend Israel against long-range ballistic missiles. It was utilized a week ago to defend Israeli warplanes on a mission over Syria from enemy anti-aircraft.
David’s Sling is intended to fill the gap between the Iron Dome and the Arrow by knocking down the type of medium-range missiles of which Lebanon’s Hezbollah is believed to have tens of thousands.
With this multi-tier missile shield in place, Israel’s enemies are unlikely to do much damage to her, but would not survive a serious Israeli counterattack.
And that’s why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned during the ceremony for the David’s Sling:
“Whoever tries to strike us will be hit, those that threaten our existence put themselves in existential danger.”
The footage below is an excerpt from one of the secret weapon development discovered early on in the year.