US, Israel to jointly develop 'David's Sling' missile defence system :: Brahmand.com WASHINGTON (BNS): The US and Israel on Monday signed a deal to jointly develop the â€˜David's Slingâ€™ missile defence system. The new weapon will be used by Israel to defend itself against short-range and theater ballistic missiles, large-caliber rockets, and cruise missiles. â€œDavid's Sling will also address the threat posed by the types of inexpensive and easily-produced short-range missiles and rockets used during the 2006 Lebanon War, and will also advance low-altitude intercept technology and provide that technology to benefit US and Israeli industry,â€ the US Missile Defense Agency said. ]A graphic image of the Stunner interceptor. A Raytheon photo Under the agreement, the two countries will also develop the Stunner Interceptor to provide lower-tier intercept capability for Israelâ€™s multi-layered missile defence system. The new agreement is part of the efforts initiated under the â€˜US-Israel Short-Range Ballistic Missile Defense Project Agreementâ€™ signed by both nations in 2008, the USMDA said.