Watch: Israel’s Magic Wand ‘unparalleled’ in the world
By Yoni Kempinski
Israel completed a series of final tests on the Magic Wand (David’s Sling) missile defense system Monday morning, and several experts spoke about the implications of the monumental tests.
Col. Aviram Hasson of the Defense Ministry’s Center for Research and Development of Weapons, noted how the tests put the Magic Wand through its paces against several scenarios that “are very similar to the operational scenario it will face when it is deployed.”
“The system passed all the tests with tremendous success, and it is definitely ready to be transferred to the IAF (Israel Air Force), to be operated by the experienced warriors there,” commented Hasson.
Given its “small, agile and lethal” nature, Hasson touted how the defense system is “the cutting edge of technology.”
Also discussing the tests was Pini Yungman, Director of the Rafael Missile Defense Systems Directorate, who noted the tests cap off a decade of development.
The system contains “next generation
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