Israel strikes 'landmark' air defense deal --Finland, NATO's newest member, is the first foreign country to acquire the David's Sling system | 12 Nov 2023 | Finland has reached an agreement to acquire Israel's David’s Sling air defense system, making it the first foreign country to do so, the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday as the deal was signed. The agreement was hailed by the Israeli military as “historic,” while the country’s media was quick to call it a "landmark deal." The estimated sum of the purchase amounts to €317 million ($339 million), according to the ministry’s statement. Produced by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, David’s Sling is capable of intercepting missiles and rockets with a range of between 40km and 300km.

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