Magic Wand anti-missile system to soon undergo full test

The Magic Wand mid-range anti-missile system could be operational in the next few years

Date: 01/06/2011, 12:21 PM     Author: Avihai Chiim

The Magic Wand mid-range anti-missile system will soon undergo a full test and could become operational within the next few years, Pini Yungman of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems said at the 2011 Military and Aviation Conference on Tuesday (May 31).

The Magic Wand system "successfully deals with threats that no other system in the world is capable of neutralizing," Yungman said.

Yungman said that Israel faces threats from long and short-range missiles as well as cruise missiles.

The Magic Wand system will operate in conjunction with other anti-missile systems, including the Iron Dome, Arrow and Patriot systems.

The Magic Wand has the capability to cope with both ground and air-based threats, including aircraft.

"The state of Israel cannot afford to be attacked by enemy aircraft, and the Magic Wand will provide it the exact protection needed to deal with this," Yungman said.

Yungman said that operational tests run on the Magic Wand system in recent months have proven its quality and effectiveness.