A new laser missile defense system developed by Israel has been successfully tested, according to Israeli officials.
The system has effectively intercepted mortars, rockets, and anti-tank missiles in previous tests, the report stated.
The Israeli laser system, known as the “Iron Beam”, is intended to be used in conjunction with a number of other air defense systems, including the Iron Dome missile interception system.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said it may sound like science fiction but it is real, noting that Iron Beam intercepts are silent, invisible, and cost about $ 3.50 per shot.
Although little is known about the effectiveness of the “IRON BEAM”, it is expected to be used on land, air, and at sea.
The goal is to develop laser systems along Israel’s borders over the next decade to protect the country from attack.
Earlier this month, the Israeli Ministry of Defense released a short video showing the successful interception of rockets, mortars, and unmanned aircraft by the new laser defense system.