What is Iron Beam?

18/04/2022, INDIA, 19:00 PM

the Star Wars-like missile defense system tested by Israel?

Films have always been a source of inspiration behind new discoveries, technological advancements, and unique designs. Israeli engineers and scientists have now revealed a Star Wars-like laser beam that can target incoming missiles and render them useless. The Israeli prime minister says, "It may sound like science fiction, but it's real."

Dubbed Iron Beam, the technology, a laser missile-defense system, can reportedly intercept drones, mortars, rockets, and anti-tank missiles.

Israel has been known for its technological advancement in weaponry and is one of the biggest global exporters of arms. The Iron Beam is part of the country's aerial defense system alongside its highly advanced rocket-intercepting Iron Dome. Claimed to be the world's first energy-based weapons system, it uses a laser beam to shoot down incoming UAVs, rockets & mortars.

Naftali Bennett in a tweet said, "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."

Source : India Today