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Successful test of Israeli's Magic Wand missile interceptor system

Following the tremendous success of the Iron Dome interceptor during operation "Cloud Pillar" *, Israel's Defense Ministry published Today a video showing the successful test of the Magic Wand missile interceptor system, which was recently conducted in the Negev.

The system is being developed for the Defense Ministry by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the US's Raytheon Co. Israel is counting on the system to become the centerpiece of its air defense layout and provide a solution for a variety of short-range ballistic missiles, large caliber rockets and cruise missiles.

If development goes ahead as planned, the system will be able to intercept any object launched from a distance of at least 70 kilometers.

The interceptor missile, which is based on the most cutting edge technology in air defense, is estimated to cost million.
On Sunday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak congratulated the Israeli engineers working on the system.
"The great success of the Iron Dome batteries during Operation Pillar of Defense proves beyond a shadow of a doubt the tremendous importance of anti-missile systems," Barak said.

* IDF operation aimed at halting the indiscriminate rocket attacks originating from the Gaza Strip and disrupting the capabilities of militant islamic organizations


Added: Nov-28-2012 Occurred On: Nov-28-2012
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  • I love how nobody talks about the evil Saudi's anymore!

    All the attention is on the Jews.

    Meanwhile in other breaking news, today in the Sudan innocent people are being slaughtered film at 11.

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    • @fookalah death is the human's greatest threat. Fuck humanity.

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    • @fookalah The US and Israel are "humanities greatest threat." Oppressive US foreign policy has led to the massive proliferation of Islamic terrorist groups resulting in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

      Global opinion is that the US and Israel are the biggest threats to world peace.

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    • @sk8tafrnk Weak-minded individuals like you keep telling themselves that if the US and Israel are gone then the Muslims would suddenly become modernized and non-violent.

      Amazing to what lengths a person would lie to himself just to feel secure.

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    • @raburi "Democratization is not on the American agenda in the Middle East. The reason? Because Washington finds it more efficient to support a range of dictators across the Arab world as long as they conform to U.S. foreign policy needs."- Graham E. Fuller former CIA 8/24/98


      Have you even studied the histories of any these areas? They USED to be extremely tolerant of lots of religions that were at the forefront of math and science. Everything changed radically after British imperiali More..

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  • While the Muslims Terrorists Child-Rapers are busy chanting Allah SnackBar, the Israeli Scientists are busy building the world's leading most-advanced defense system using cutting-edge technology.
    Scientists versus Cave-Man.

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    • @Tagadisht
      If "cave men" live next door to the "cutting edge Israelis" then many western societies would ask the question why this is.
      Boiling it down to the evil "Allah Snackbar terrorists" argument might please your polarised mind but not mine.

      Such grave inequalities are not a good thing and peace will never come to the Middle East if this is not being tackled politically. In short: If the living conditions on all sides of the fence dont improve then neither w More..

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    • @Tagadisht Fucking come on, we all know cave men were smarter than those people.

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    • @Simba1 Why is it? Because they spend their money on shit instead of improving their lives. How is it the "neighbors" with the zillions of dollars in oil riches live in absolute cess pools, while the Israelis, with not a drop of oil to our name, have a higher standard of living then all of them combined. Did you know Israeli Arabs are the most well-off arabs in the world? there's a reason for that.

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    • @pls53
      Slightly cartoonish your way of portraying things. Let me explain how I see it.
      Israel had good starting potential with all the intellecutals escaping from Europe and looking forward to a new start in their own new country. Financially seen they arrived piss-poor, but not if you look at the academic power they brought with them.

      The "Palestinians" on the other hand had no such potential. They were mainly ancient style farmers with zero to no western education. What could hav More..

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    • @Simba1 hehe the USA should give me the billions they give to Israel i will be developing giant walking mech robots with nuclear capability's

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  • Israel is the only civilized, modern nation in that entire region. They are surrounded by primitive pedophile worshippers and insane jihadis. You'd have to be out of your fucking mind to support anyone BUT Israel in that region.

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  • Love it , love it , love it ! Do your best muzzies , you aint worth a squirt of my piss .

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  • Good on the Israelis,they need to defend themselves against those Hamas baboons.

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    • @Funvision And, the hamas need to defend against the zionists. Your argument is one-sided.

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    • @Funvision Defend? Israel is the one who is always attacking during ceasefires.

      Fuck Israel and the US. They're the only 2 countries out of 140 some that always vote against a two state solution. Global opinion is that the US and Israel are the biggest threats to world peace.

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    • @philipv21 This is a defensive weapon, so it's not one-sided at all.

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    • @philipv21 No problem with one-sided arguments - every one can choose a side if he likes it.
      We humans must defend against cancer -i support that!-, and... cancer must defend against humans?

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    • @philipv21 Hamas is a terror group, which has in his charter the destruction of Israel as a entity ...at 21 years old , you still need to learn a lot more about this conflict than what your arab propagandist friends told you...Greece has a tradition of critical thinking since Plato... dont just give up on it.

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  • So many people blinded by their hate for Israel, deny facts..

    Fucking lol, keep thumping that Koran you fuckers..

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  • United States is getting the same sort of thing, instead of missles it shoots money at fat lazy people who refuse to work.

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    • @Drill-n-Kill while the JEWs are robbing America and laughing

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  • Save the donkeys, kill a towel head.

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  • they should shoot two. One that intercepts and another that hits the area of origin.

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    • @k88n Now now, that would be "disproportionate response" right? We have this technology, the problem is hamas fires from schools and homes, making it problematic.

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    • @pls53 Like israel cares. Hehe you are funny.

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    • @Residue the kike ignorance is bliss, arguing with them is like playing chess with a fucking pigeon, it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board and flaps its fucking wings as it has won

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    • @seljakba That's fine, in the U.S. everywhere is full of israel lovers. Great lobby work in here. I am use to these people.

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  • meanwhile in Gaza, their research funding is finding new ways to subjugate women and to kill infidels, specially jews...

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  • Lol..... "go Israel" the only super power in the region. And the real "holyland warriors" as proven with all there victorys against the weak pathetic and disgusting Muslims.

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  • Nice work Israel and US scientists!

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  • NIce
    This is one reason why Israel and America are good allies.
    Developing systems like this together, puts our countries way ahead of the others.

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    • @Freejay

      defending is just gonna prolong the war. yer losin support babe.
      israel is fuckin around, they're gonna let this shit fester into a never ending clusterfuck.

      welcome to vietnam

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    • @mongoose
      Dude, you got to have a defense system. It's just it. doesn't mean we are going to sit idle, just shooting missiles fired at us... some goatfuckers will meet their asses in very close encounters.

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    • @little15

      im not negating the necessity of defense. but from what i see
      israel has a very effective defense system.

      my point is that you need to dispose if what's sending those missiles.

      im telling you, when the u.s. starts sending in tons of money for this defense hardware, public opinion is going to change quickly against israel.

      get this shit done, or yer gonna regret not having done so.

      americas war history will demonstrate this to you.

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    • @mongoose
      I agree with you on that, but with the threat of long range missiles...even possible equipped with nukes in the future, a solid reliable defense system is also necessary.
      Iran needs to be a joint strike to be the most effective, and Obama is stalling.......so the next best thing Israel can do for the meantime, is build up its defenses.
      You really think Israel hasnt planned an attack and got special bunker busters already?
      Israel also has weapons the media and public doesnt know about.

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    • @Freejay sheket.

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  • Missile whisperers!!

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  • awesome

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  • Whatever it takes to counter the Muslim cockroaches that have been lobbing rockets into Israel's cities for years, go for it!

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  • I love this jews. They fight billion snack bars everyday.

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    • @pekar The oppressive US foreign policy on these regions is the reason the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks happened.

      Global opinion is that the US and Israel are the biggest threats to world peace. Fuck them.

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    • @sk8tafrnk what "opressive policy"? The ones killing gays and stoning women adulterers? Or the ones keeping girls out of school and women from driving? Or the policy we enforce on snackbar lands teaching hatred rather than mathematics? That's snackbar policy, not US foreign policy.

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    • @weinie How about the US supporting brutal, democracy blocking dictatorships which Muslims collectively agree are tyrannies so long as they conform to our economic needs? We have a long history of this.

      You think Afghans like it when they can't get secular groups into their own government while the US is funding a central government made up of war lords and is also debating whether or not the Taliban should have an amount of control int he government?

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  • Good job Israel, very impressive!

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  • how much fucking money are they (on both sides) thrashing... it's amazing. gaza is a very depressed region why don't they put their measly resources into bettering their life..

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    • @bathory72 Their version of bettering their lives is to kill Jews, thats the problem here. terrorists don't think like you and me unfortunately. They are brought up with violence and hostility and hate and intolerance. They are taught from when they are little children that life is worthless, shown cartoons of the "hero" killing Jews and Americans etc.. Its messed up :/

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    • @bathory72

      Why don't you put yoyr measly resources into bettering life of an average Libyan? Oh, I forgot - you overthrew theirs secular regime, destroyed theirs economy and gave power to allahuakbars.

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    • @russsky we? that was the French. we had to tag along like everyone else. We actually had a very long history of cooperation with Lybia. There are archive recordings of national TV talk shows where a very young 18 yo gaddafi came to Italy to explain how to make Lybia a better place, he received shitloads of support from us.

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    • @bathory72
      I don't mean personally Italy. But as a NATO member you carry some responsibility for every military operation run by the alliance.

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  • Nice.

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  • Fabulous technology. This should magic up a giant middle finger up Israel's ugly neighbor's asses. Don't you think?

    Hopefully, this will be more economical and improve on the effectiveness of the Iron Dome. Whatever the case this looks great as a complement to it.

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    • @Jeff Dunham
      "The interceptor missile, ... , is estimated to cost >$1< million."
      The number is missing in the description but is in the copy paste source (http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4311588,00.html)

      sounds not so economical to me^^

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    • @Nightrezz if it doesn't sound economical to you, that's because you are unaware of the huge amounts of money the state has to pay every time a missile hit a city. taking care of those injured or killed from hostile terror attacks cost the government a fortune.
      not to mention the compensations for damaged or destroyed property.
      this system is designed to deal with long range ballistic missiles, so not only we're talking about some serious potential damage here, we're dealing with missiles that More..

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    • @TheCore
      sure, compared to the damaged the rockets could cause one million is nothing. completly agree

      But this is the way terrorists are destroying the industrialized world. Spending 10000$ to force the western world to spend millions and millions.

      Sometimes I wish to wake up in the morning and there would be no religion in the world anymore - that would safe us alot nerves.

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  • "Magic wand" defense system? come on, should be a better name like "can't touch this" system.

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  • Time to get off the defensive and go kill these muslim rats where they live.

    Viva la Israel!!


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  • Good upload. thanks.

    But, how many of these systems have they got now ? Iron Dome. Magic Wand. David's Sling.

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    • @Aussie
      They have 4 different systems to defend against several types of missile threats, the best part is that America pays for it (even though unemployment is sky high and their debt is outta control).

      This BBC article explains things in a bit more detail -

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20498971

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    • @werdum12 Cut the unemployment bullshit.... as a mexican migrant in the usa, i can get 3 jobs at onces if i wanted to... i knew a guy who had 4 works.... the problem is people dont find the type of job they want to do..... (easy and huge pay)

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    • @werdum12

      Thanks .... I will check the link.

      Here's the weird thing, the Magic Wand and David's Sling are the same footage ?

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    • @werdum12
      lol bbc. no wonder your focusing on the wrong issues. here's some other fascinating facts you might be interested in:

      in April 13th 2012 Obama gave HAMAS $140Million, and $1.2Billion for Egypts Muslim Brotherhood, and Caroline Ashton EU gave $6Billion (in load gtees) to Egypt, (which is a gift, coz Egypt NEVER repays loans)

      i hope i don't need to inform you (you watch BBC!) about the current egyptian leadership and about their sadistic muslim culture.

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    • @werdum12 Good on the USA better then spending money on illegal aliens and failed Islamic states that will never rehabilitate and progress to the 21 Century while Israel has brought so much to the planet

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  • Iron Dome, Magic Wand...

    WTF is this shit? Next they will put Gandalf The Grey in the Battle for Middle Gaza

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