PM: David’s Sling an ‘important milestone’ in US-Israel defense cooperation

David’s Sling, Israel’s newest missile defense system officially becomes operational at an unveiling ceremony in the Hatzor IDF base in central Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes US military officials to the ceremony, and says the David’s Sling is an “important milestone” in US-Israeli defense cooperation.

“Together we can meet challenges a lot better than any of us can alone,” he says. “In this case, the white and blue is better together with the red, white and blue.”

He thanks the US for its longstanding support of the Israeli military.

Turning to Hebrew, Netanyahu says the “pioneering technology” of David’s Sling will help protect Israel against its enemies.

“I will repeat myself, that whoever wants to strike us will be beaten, and those who threaten our existence are putting their own lives at risk,” he says.

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

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