Israel set to unveil newest missile defense system

The David’s Sling anti-missile system is set to be unveiled at the Hatzor Air Base later in the day.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and other top IDF officials are expected to attend the ceremony in central Israel.

The newest member of Israel’s missile system is designed to shoot down incoming rockets with ranges of 40-300 kilometers (25-190 miles).

IDF Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch stands in front of the David's Sling missile defense system at the Hatzor Air Base in central Israel on April 2, 2017. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)
IDF Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch stands in front of the David’s Sling missile defense system at the Hatzor Air Base in central Israel on April 2, 2017. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)

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