Defense and Security. Israel is developing powerful laser technology. – IsraelValley

Israel successfully tests revolutionary laser defense system.

Israel has carried out the first successful tests of a state-of-the-art laser interception system, dubbed “Light Shield”, the Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday afternoon.

The tests involved a series of experiments with a ground-based laser interception system against fast-moving threats in a variety of scenarios and targets.

The successful tests represent a breakthrough in the integration of laser technology into the defense system of the State of Israel.

The demonstrations, developed in collaboration between the Administration for Weapons and Technology Development and Rafael, demonstrated the interception of shrapnel, rockets, anti-tank missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, in a variety complex scenarios.

Israel is among the first countries in the world to successfully develop powerful laser technology to operational standards for defense and demonstrate interception in an operational scenario. The laser is an effective tool, precise, easy to use and much cheaper than any other existing means of protection.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said he was pleased with the first tests and said “about a month ago we announced a dramatic decision, the execution of a huge order for the development and production of a laser defense system. Today, this step becomes an international success. For the very first time, a powerful laser system, from the development of Blue and White, intercepted targets from a distance. »

Gabriel Attal (Radio J).

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