“This is a historic moment for weapons systems. For the first time, an energy-based weapons system actually works”

Israel carries out successful laser interception trials
Anna Ahronheim
April 14, 2022

Israel has taken a significant step toward achieving the operational capability of its ground-breaking laser system by carrying out a series of experiments, downing a variety of aerial threats at “challenging ranges,” the Defense Ministry announced Thursday. The experiments, that were carried out in Israel’s South by the Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, saw the laser system known as “Iron Beam” successfully intercept a number of aerial targets including unmanned aerial vehicles, mortars, rockets and anti-tank missiles in various scenarios…“No one in the world has shown such capabilities. The State of Israel is the first to carry out a live firing attempt. READ MORE

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