The Homa administration, which operates in the framework of the Israeli Ministry of Defense's MAFAT R&D administration, and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have completed the preliminary development test of the David’s Sling system, carrying out the first successful interception test.
This is the first systemic test of the David’s Sling, which is being developed for the Israeli Ministry of Defense by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the US company Raytheon. The test data will allow for the continued development of the David’s Sling system, and the continuation of the development tests needed until the system becomes operational in the future.
The David’s Sling system is intended to provide Israel with an additional layer of defense against short and medium-ranged missiles, thus strengthening the country’s air-defense layout which protects against the threat of missiles and rockets. Rafael is the chief contractor for the development of the David’s sling system, working in cooperation with Raytheon.
The radar used by the system is developed by Elta Systems, and its command and control system is developed by Elbit Systems.