Welcome to the future! Israel is already here.
The middle-eastern country has successfully tested its new laser missile-defense system by shooting down mortars, rockets, and anti-tank missiles!
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet tweeted, "Israel has successfully tested the new “Iron Beam” laser interception system. This is the world’s first energy-based weapons system that uses a laser to shoot down incoming UAVs, rockets & mortars at a cost of $3.50 per shot."
He added, "It may sound like science fiction, but it's real."
Check it out:
The Israeli-made laser system is nicknamed the “Iron Beam” and can take down rockets, mortars, even even cut the wing off of a drone to disable it.
It will also save Israel hundreds of thousands of dollars. The cost to operate their existing missile defense system, the Iron Dome, costs tens of thousands of dollars to intercept a single rocket.
However, Iron Beam only costs about $3.50.
To put things into perspective, Hamas has fired more than 4,000 rockets in just 11 days.
Israel’s current missile defense system, the Iron Dome, has had an amazing 90% success rate against incoming rocket fire.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
“This is a historical moment for weapons systems. For the first time, an energy-based weapons system actually works. I am not talking about ideas, but a system that works,” said Brig.-Gen. Yaniv Rotem, head of Military R&D in the Defense Ministry.
“Our mission was clear: to show that it works before the Passover holiday with all the criteria that we set,” said Rotem, adding that the series of experiments have allowed Israel to enter a “whole new era.”
“No one in the world has shown such capabilities. The State of Israel is the first to carry out a live firing attempt. We are in an age of new types of weapons – energy-based weapons. We are there,” he said.
This is a serious technology breakthrough moment for not only Israel, but the entire world.
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