world's Best Israel can teach South Korea lessons about missile defense
Three rings of defense
- The Boeing-made Arrow is designed to protect against long-range ballistic missiles, the kind possessed by Iran.
- The recently deployed David's Sling (also known as Magic Wand), co-manufactured by Raytheon and Israeli defense firm
- Rafael is designed to stop mid-range missiles fired from Lebanon and Syria, aimed toward Israel's population centers in the middle of the country.
- The "Iron Dome" is Israel's answer to shorter range missiles, the kind fired by Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza. The system now has greater than a 97 percent effective rate against short-range missiles.