Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Isreal ready to deploy Laser anti missile system.

(Israel) At this years Singapore Air Show  Rafael Advanced Defense Systems stole the show with their unveiling of a laser anti missile defence system.named Iron Beam it is designed to destroy short-range rockets, artillery, and mortars too small for the Iron Dome system to efficiently intercept.

Iron Beam uses a fiber optic laser to destroy an airborne target within 4-5 seconds of firing. The main benefits of using a directed energy weapon over conventional missile interceptors are lower costs per shot, an unlimited magazine, lower operational costs, and less manpower. Limited details that have been released as of February 2014 are that the system has successfully targeted mortar and artillery shells in over 100 tests and engaged and destroyed small UAVs.

Got to give it to the Israelis.