Israeli breakthrough using lasers to thwart aerial attacks

New Innovative Israeli Laser Defense System Downs Dozens of Gaza Incendiary Balloons
by Benjamin Kerstein
August 20, 2020

In a major technological development, a new Israeli laser defense system has downed over two dozen incendiary balloons launched from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Such balloons have caused massive fires in southern Israel during the dry summer months and caused millions of dollars in damage. The Israeli news site N12 reported that on Wednesday the “Lahav Or” (“Blade of Light”) laser system intercepted 32 balloons. A Border Police source told N12 that the system had a 90% rate of successful interceptions. READ MORE

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