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Rafael, alongside the Israeli Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Defence Research (DDR&D) and Development has successfully completed a series of tests with a high-power laser interception system against steep-track threats, the company writes in a press release. The demonstrator intercepted:

  • UAVs
  • mortars
  • rockets
  • anti-tank missiles

IRON BEAM reportedly provides Israel with a high-power laser technology at an operational standard with operational interception capabilities.  The tests are the first phase of a multi-year programme led by the DDR&D and defence industries. The programme aims to develop a high-power ground and aerial laser system equipped to deal with long-range, high-intensity threats. The laser will complement the IRON DOME system.