Israel Developing Laser Interceptor “Iron Beam”

Israel and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are working on a laser-based air defense system to intercept low altitude threats.

The Jerusalem Post reports that “the system is designed to deal with threats that fly on too small a trajectory to be engaged efficiently by Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries.”  The system, known as Iron Beam, “successfully passed a feasibility test, and is currently in development stages.”

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