Israel Announces New Laser Aerial Defense System


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Israel has developed a new air defense system that will use a super-powered laser beam to destroy incoming rockets, missiles, drones, and other aerial attacks.

The Algemeiner reports that Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said, “The Israeli brain continues to lead to breakthrough innovations. The laser project will make our defense system more deadly, powerful, and advanced.”

“This is a significant advance in strengthening the security of the State of Israel,” he said. “Alongside the existing weapons of war, we have added a laser sword against our enemies in the north and south.”

Dudi Auster of the Israeli Defense Ministry said, “We can finally arrive at an effective laser weapons system that can cut through the iron of rockets and missiles from kilometers away.”

The system will be tested and deployed later this year in Israel’s south near the Gaza border.

Yaniv Rotem, head of research and development at the Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, said the laser will be “a force multiplier for the IDF’s defense capabilities, whether it is air defense, border protection or the IDF’s maneuvering capabilities.”

“In the future, we would also like to see it airborne on aircraft and even use it as an offensive weapon,” he added.

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