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Israel gets Finland’s request to buy David's Sling weapons system

The deal is estimated to be worth 316 million euro

TEL-AVIV, April 7. /TASS/. The Defense Ministry of Israel received Finland’s request to purchase the David's Sling weapons system (formerly known as Magic Wand), designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, tactical ballistic missiles, medium-to long-range rockets and cruise missiles, fired at ranges from 40 to 300 km

"The Defense Ministry is expected to carry out its first foreign delivery of the David's Sling weapons system. After the selection process that took a few years, the Defense Ministry of Finland has chosen the advanced Israeli system. The request for purchase was received by Director General of the Ministry of Defense Eyal Zamir," the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"In accordance with the agreement, Israel will supply the David's Sling weapons system to Finland, including interceptors, launchers and radars, which will be integrated into Finland’s command and control systems," the ministry added.

"The deal is estimated to be worth 316 million euro", and, due to the fact that the system was designed jointly with the United States, "will require an export permission from the US government.".