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U.S. and Israel to Develop David's Sling  
07/08/2008  
   

"The United States and Israel have concluded an agreement that officially kicks off the David's Sling development program, the newest bilateral effort to defend against a wide range of rockets, ballistic missiles and air-breathing threats...Unlike the U.S.-Israel Arrow interceptor, which is managed by Israel, funded jointly by the two countries, but intended only for Israeli defense, David's Sling will be co-managed, co-funded, and optimized to meet operational requirements of both governments...L. Gen. Trey Obering, the Pentagon missile defense chief, confirmed that David's Sling also will be designed to defend against cruise missiles and other air-breathing threats..."

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