Israeli military tests new missile defence system against Iran

Israeli military tests new missile defence system against Iran

Jerusalem: Israel's Defense Ministry said Tuesday it successfully conducted a series of live fire drills with its multi-range missile-defence system, providing protection against threats posed by arch-enemy Iran and its proxies along Israel's northern and southern borders.

Defense officials said it was the first time they have conducted an integrated test bringing together the various components.

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They are the ‘Arrow’, which intercepts long-range missiles; ‘David's Sling’, meant to shoot down medium-range missiles; and the ‘Iron Dome’, which has been used for years to defend against incoming rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.