Israel successfully test fires short range 100-200 km anti missile defence system "David Sling"

JERUSALEM: Israel's defense establishment marked a success Monday morning when it completed preliminary testing on the short range100-200 km David's Sling missile defense system, a system intended to intercept mid-range missiles, much like those used by Hezbollah. The Defense Ministry said Monday morning that the successful test marks a milestone in the development of the system – also known as the Magic Wand – and noted it will be operational for the Israel Air Force during 2016. The Defense Ministry said the system would be further developed to also be able to intercept drones and other unmanned aerial aircrafts. According to a source in the Defense Ministry, the additional development was decided on a year and a half ago and was given priority. (Haaretz)