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PREMIUM: Unprecedented missile intercept test may stoke Gulf interest

16th December 2020 - 09:31 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv

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​David’s Sling was tested simultaneously with an upgraded Iron Dome system and the Arrow ballistic missile interceptor — some of these capabilities could appeal to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The Israel Missile Defense Organization and US Missile Defense Agency announced on 15 December that they have successfully completed a series of intercept tests involving all tiers of the Israeli missile defence umbrella.

For the first time, the David’s Sling system was tested simultaneously with an upgraded Iron Dome ...

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