6 Responses to Israel prepares for next war in Gaza and Lebanon; successfully testing new missile system ‘Magic Wand’

  1. archie1954 says:

    Thanks to the Israeli systems developers? Don’t you mean thanks to the US?


  2. Stefan says:

    I think they test a lot of defensive weapons before WW3 breaks out…


  3. Hamish says:

    Magic Wand (David’s Sling/Stunner) (Israel), Defensive weapons

    Short range, ground based, solid propellant, theatre defence missile system.

    A risk reduction and selection process was carried out by Israel, starting in June 2005, for a terminal missile interceptor system. Several proposals were made, but in May 2006 a development contract was awarded to a joint team led by Rafael Advanced Defence Systems and Raytheon Missile Systems. The Magic Wand system will form the upper layer with Iron Dome (or Iron Cap) forming the lower layer of shorter range defences in Israel. The Magic Wand system is being designed to defend against Short-Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBM), unguided rockets, cruise missiles, guided bombs, aircraft, helicopters, and armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The missile used in the system is called David’s Sling in Israel, and Stunner in the US. The system is being designed to defend against ballistic missile and rocket threats launched from 40 to 200 or 300 km away. The programme is being jointly developed and funded by Israel and the US Missile Defense Agency, and will use technologies from the Python 5 and AIM-120 AMRAAM projects. One of the major design drivers is to keep the cost of the interceptor missile as low as possible, with a target cost significantly lower than that of the US PAC-3 missile. There have been proposals that the Magic Wand missile system could be used as a lower-cost lower layer beneath PAC-3 and MEADS batteries, or might now be used in place of Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). An unconfirmed report in June 2009 suggested that a version of the David’s

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  4. Dennis E. says:

    After seeing the past events in Gaza, I am under the opinion that this was a Iranian sponsored
    test of the Iron Dome System which performed very well but had the situation been at the other end of the country, the system might have been easily overwhelmed. If the rocket bombardment has been at each end of the country, we would be in a mid-east regional war.
    In the past, the USA HAD a anti-missile defense and The Iron Dome System was primarily designed to shoot down the homemade rockets made in gaza and the ones shipped to them by Iran, who is now resupplying Hamas. Our anti-missile system was designed to shoot down heavy ballistic missiles coming from Russia
    They are just getting their breath and we could see a wider conflict before Israel can reload its systems and get a new one on line.


  5. MC hammers says:

    Always call it David’s sling, Israel. Don’t let the U.S. administration tell you to call it ‘magic wand.’
    God doesn’t like ‘magic’, it’s pure idolatry. This is no time to go off the rails in any way, even though Barry will try to push you….


  6. Lorrainday says:

    David’s sling, Stunner,these off the cuff names are used to describe the new tried and tested weapon that will no doubt cause so much pain ,hurt ,harm death and destruction!. Yet it’s no longer a shocking realisation it’s just accepted become the norm. War no peace no solution man destroying fellow man. We have surpassed all expectations in today’s society with regards to technology we are even able to watch this destruction unfold in front of us with the touch of a button , in the form of a wrist watch, mobile phone, I pad ect. Amazing objects of communication have evolved and yet, we still fail to communicate peacefully , fairly, with a balanced view .I find myself asking the question is man really that intelligent after all ? The cost in terms of finance is huge and this money could be used for so many other desperate causes, the cost of human life is also huge, a total waste and then of course there’s the destruction of our planet earth our beautiful life source given to us with love , being destroyed by hatred .What a sad realisation we are destroying ourselves.


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