It is supplemented by the Iron Dome short range air defense system and the Arrow long range air defense system in Israel's multi-tiered air defense system.
David's Sling, created to intercept medium-range missiles owned by the Iran-backed Hezbollah organization in southern Lebanon, was unveiled in a ceremony in the Hatzor air force base in central Israel.
Israel inaugurated on Sunday a joint U.S.
Iron Dome has been widely praised for protecting Israeli civilians from indiscriminate rocket attacks emanating from Gaza, particularly during the 2012 and 2014 conflicts between Hamas and Israel.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has officially announced that a new system created to intercept medium-range missiles has become operational and Tel Aviv's enemies have henceforth "put themselves in existential danger" if they try to attack Israel. At the time, the project was known as Short-Range Ballistic Missile Defense (SRBMD) to distinguish it from the much heavier and longer-range threats that the US-Israel Arrow was created to intercept. Arrow intercepted a Syrian missile last month in the system's first operational use in its 17 years of existence. -Gen. Zvika Haimovich, commander of the air force's Aerial Defense Division.
Speaking ahead of the Israeli defense minister, Air Force commander and other dignitaries at the Hatzor Airbase, Netanyahu flagged the high priority ascribed to defending Israel against the growing rocket and missile threat.
The ceremony was also attended by US Vice Admiral James Syring, the head of the American Missile Defense Agency.
Liberman said there is "no alternative to this system..."
One is Lebanon's Hezbollah, with which it fought a devastating 2006 war. "Together they will protect Israel, its citizens and its cities".
The possibility of increased rocket fire into southern Israeli has emerged following the recent assassination of high-ranking Hamas terrorist Mazen Faqha-for which Gaza-ruling Hamas blames Israel, though the Jewish state has neither confirmed nor denied involvement. Unlike the blast warhead featured on the Iron Dome's Tamir intercepting missile, David's Sling's maneuverable, two-stage, hit-to-kill Stunner missile is created to destroy threats through sheer force of impact.
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