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David's Sling set to stun

12th January 2012 - 10:34 GMT | by Darren Lake in London, UK


Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) announced this week that it had received a contract from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for the low rate initial production (LRIP) of the Stunner interceptor.

Part of the David’s Sling tactical ballistic missile defence (BMD) system being jointly developed by Israel and the US, the Stunner is an advanced, multi-mission, multi-platform interceptor designed for integration into current and planned air and missile defence systems, according to Raytheon.

‘The punch line to the programme is that it gives you BMD at a tactical missile price,’ Mike Booen, vice president of Advanced Security and Directed Energy Systems for

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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