David's Sling Weapon Site
David's Sling is a joint U.S./Israeli project to defend against short-range ballistic missiles, large-caliber rockets and cruise missiles in their terminal phase of flight.
The interceptor, named "Stunner", is a two-stage missile, with two targeting and guidance systems installed in its nose-tip (a radar and an electro-optic sensor) and a non-lethal hit-to kill technology. It is an advanced multi-mission, multi-platform interceptor designed for insertion into integrated air and missile defense systems. Stunner is employable in a variety of engagement scenarios that combine established ground-, sea- and air-based sensors. Stunner’s compatibility with established canister and rail launchers offers maximum operational and deployment flexibility. Stunner’s fire-and-forget concept of operation requires minimal cueing from sensor resources to ensure rate of fire, even during saturation attacks.
In 2006 Rafael was awarded a contract to develop a defense system to counter the threat of rockets with ranges between 70km and 250km.