Following US Approval: Israel to Sell David’s Sling Weapon System to Finland
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, the Director General of the Israel Ministry of Defense, Maj. Gen. (res.) Eyal Zamir and Director of the IMOD Directorate of Defense R&D (DDR&D), and Brig. Gen. (res.) Dr. Daniel Gold were notified on Wednesday, August 2, by the US Department of State about the administration’s decision to approve Finland’s procurement of David’s Sling Weapon System.
The Director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), Mr. Moshe Patel, led the process together with counterparts from the Finnish Ministry of Defence.
“David’s Sling” is an advanced missile defense system that is co-developed and co-produced by the Israel Ministry of Defense’s IMDO and the US Missile Defense Agency. The industrial team is led by Rafael Advanced Systems.
The system intercepts advanced threats, including ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones, and more. Under the procurement agreement, Israel will sell the David's Sling Weapon System to Finland, which includes Israeli-US co-produced interceptors and Israeli-produced missile launchers and radar systems.
The Finnish version of the system will be jointly developed by Israeli and American industries, led by Rafael Advanced Systems and Raytheon Technologies Cooperation, in partnership with Finnish industries, each contributing to specific tasks. The system will be integrated into Finland's command and control systems. (INN / VFI News)