Israeli high-energy laser weapons projects yield technologies necessary to attack long-range targets

Jan. 23, 2020
A field-deployable system will complement the Iron Dome and establish the lowest-tier layer to augment Israel’s four-layered air defense system.

TEL-AVIV, Israel – Israel’s Ministry of Defense revealed today a major achievement in a high energy laser weapons program undergoing with the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D). Defense Update reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

23 Jan. 2020 -- Israeli investments in laser technology have led to the ability to focus laser beams precisely on long-range targets, while overcoming atmospheric disturbances.

The new technology is key for the delivery of laser effects on target within a short time. It will enable the development of laser weapons capable of intercepting a variety of threats.

Encouraged with the new technology breakthrough DDR&D embarked on three parallel high-energy laser weapons demonstrator programs with Elbit Systems and Rafael, designed to demonstrate new laser weapons capabilities.

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