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Since its deployment, the system has intercepted more than 1,700 missiles and rockets fired at Israel, almost all from Gaza. The system registered a 90 percent success rate in the 2014 Gaza war.
The Red Alert went off, but no rockets were launched to intercept the speeding bullets.
Some of the U.S. troops will remain in Israel until the end of March for further training.
The rocket alert sounded at least 8 times in the space of a half-hour...
No physical injuries were reported but military sappers were required at the scene.
"We will not tolerate continued firing at Sderot," Davidi said. "Dealing with this in drips and drabs is not a workable plan."
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets, which indicates they were headed for heavily populated areas.
At least two of the rockets was identified as having been launched from a site in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
David's Sling is a joint bi-national effort of the United States Missile Defense Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO)
The Israeli Navy in May 2015 ordered four Sa'ar 6-class corvettes, loosely based on the German Braunschweig-class corvette, but with engineering changes that make the baseline platform more robust for military use.
Rafael's Stunner works well with both Rafael's David's Sling system and Raytheon's Patriot system, and the Poles want the Stunner inside their Patriot system.
The new awarded funds appear to contradict an agreement between the Obama White House and Israel, which complemented last year's package of $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade.
President Reuven Rivlin told the winners: 'The Israeli public does not know how much it owes you.'
The system, jointly developed by Israel and the US, is capable of intercepting and neutralizing ballistic missiles outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
David's Sling is meant to bolster the second tier of Israel's theater missile defense system -- its detection and attack range is three times that of Iron Dome.
Eleven people were treated for severe trauma; four missiles were fired at the city.
Israel is now able to intercept -- outside the Earth's atmosphere -- intercontinental ballistic missiles fired at the Jewish State from Iran.
The greatest insult of the Kerry speech – and there were many – was his line: 'Does anyone here really believe that the settlers will agree to submit to Palestinian law in Palestine?'