World Israel plans laser interceptor 'Iron Beam' for short-range rockets

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel plans to deploy a new missile shield known as "Iron Beam" next year which would use a laser to blow up short-range rockets and mortar bombs, a defense industry official said on Sunday.

The system is designed to deal with threats that fly on too small a trajectory to be engaged efficiently by Iron Dome, the Israeli interceptor credited with an 80 percent success rate against rockets fired by Palestinian militants.

Both shields are manufactured by state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. While Iron Dome launches radar-guided interceptor rockets, Iron Beam's laser will super-heat the warheads of shells with ranges of up to 7 km (4.5 miles).

Rafael said Iron Dome would be formally unveiled at next month's Singapore Air Show. The Israeli military declined to discuss deployment plans.


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Lasers!!!
 
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Lasers!!!

That's pretty much what goes through my head when I see something like this, too. How long have we been waiting for laser weaponry to become mainstream? Always cool to see something like this.
 
Laser weaponry... That means needs high output, stable and small power cells, it will far more expensive than regular gun with their bullets... Why did waste more moneys on weapons, while we could give a charity to people who really need the most...?


Edit: I really like lasers by the way, I also waiting for lasers weaponry like in the Star Wars/Startrek...:D
 
Are Star Wars-style lasers possible to create? The ones that have a beginning and end point that both travel through space at the same rate? I'd love to see some shit like that.
 
Laser weaponry... That means needs high output, stable and small power cells, it will far more expensive than regular gun with their bullets... Why did waste more moneys on weapons, while we could give a charity to people who really need the most...?
Giving money to the poor is a waste. They will die anyway. But high-tech weaponry of this caliber will lead the way to new inventions in the future.

Are Star Wars-style lasers possible to create? The ones that have a beginning and end point that both travel through space at the same rate? I'd love to see some shit like that.
Its probably possible but not worth the time and money spent to create it.
 
Are Star Wars-style lasers possible to create? The ones that have a beginning and end point that both travel through space at the same rate? I'd love to see some shit like that.

There were those articles where they slowed down light. I'm sure lightsabers would be one of the first applications of that.
 
They are using the laser technology they use for targetting it now and adapting it to high energy beams for blasting missles out of the sky with laser pin point accuracy.

Hell to the yeah welcome to the Future Bitches!
 
They tried that, and all we got was you.
 
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