Israel to Declare Air Defense Shield Fully Operational: Officer

VOICE OF AMERICA | on Mon, Mar 20, 12:37 PM

JERUSALEM —  Israel's multi-tier air defense missile system will be fully operational early next month with the deployment of the David's Sling interceptor, a senior Israeli air force officer said on Monday. David's Sling, designed to shoot down rockets fired from 100 to 200 kilometers away, will be the final piece of a shield that already includes short-range Iron Dome and long-range Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 missiles. "In the next two weeks we will declare operational the David's Sling and at tha...

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