HAIFA, Israel — Some of Israel’s missile designers say their new advanced missile defense systems — like Iron Dome and David’s Sling — are so sophisticated that they may likely mark the end of an era as the last large, kinetic missiles to be developed. They may well parallel the F-35’s Joint Strike Fighter’s role as the last stealthy, manned, strike fighter. Advancing technology could make all of them obsolete within decades. Just as sophisticated radars and electronic warfare will ...


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