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Israel successfully tests ‘Iron Beam’ new laser-based air defence system

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Israel successfully tested a new laser missile-defence system ‘Iron Beam‘ which can destroy any airborne object including drones. Iron Beam is the world’s first energy-based weapons system that uses a laser beam to shoot down incoming UAVs, rockets, mortars, long-range missiles, anti-tank missiles etc. The Iron Beam which is developed by the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is using a directed-energy weapon system and can go a long way in providing aerial defence.

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Iron Beam: How it works

  • Iron Beam works on a fibre laser system to destroy any airborne object.
  • Iron Dome defense system has been a great success, with a 90% interception rate against incoming rocket fire.

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