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Israeli laser system to intercept rockets

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Israeli Ministry of Defense unveiled a modern laser system that it will use to intercept rockets being fired from Gaza, Syria and Lebanon.

The Ministry has published in its official account on “Twitter”, a video, explaining the mechanism of work of the new system, which is fixed, mobile and plane.

The new system was described as “a technological breakthrough in the use of high-energy lasers to intercept long-range threats.”

“This technology will bring about a strategic change in the defense capabilities of the State of Israel,” the ministry said.

The use of this new technology is scheduled to start from next year, according to the Israel Broadcasting Corporation.

Israel has several missile intercept systems, the most famous of which is the Iron Dome, to intercept short and medium-range missiles, and “Arrow”.

However, the Israeli media often took on the Iron Dome system, its very high cost, and its inability to deal with bursts of rockets simultaneously.

However, the Israel Broadcasting Corporation said that the new laser system was “inexpensive and effective, as each objection costs only a few dollars.”

“For comparison, in 2019, 478 iron dome missiles were launched, at a cost of nearly one billion shekels ($ 288 million),” she added.

“The new system will intercept mortars, anti-aircraft missiles, and missiles,” she added.

But the broadcaster, also pointed out flaws in the new system, and said it is ineffective if there are clouds. ”

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