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In pochi secondi, uno o due al massino, il fascio laser distrugge missili, drone e quant'altro colpisce.
Il sistema è ormai già operativo e prove e collaudi proseguono da parte delle forze armate USA..
Sia con unità operative da terra che con dispositivi imbarcati.
When U.S. President Joe Biden arrives in Israel on Wednesday 13, one of his first meetings will be with Defense
Minister Benny Gantz at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Gantz will show the president some of Israel's military technology, including the Iron Beam laser defense system.
The high-powered laser interceptor is the newest addition to Israel's multilayered missile defense umbrella and
can target small threats like drones.
The system can destroy an airborne target within two to four seconds at a range of up to 7 km.
In Israel, Biden will "discuss new innovations between our countries that use laser technologies to defeat
missiles and other airborne threats," a senior U.S. official told reporters ahead of the visit.
New U.S. military programs are often not finished on time. Teaming up with tech-savvy allies like Israel --
which has vast experience in operating missile defense systems -- would be an option for the U.S. military
as it speeds preparations for a potential showdown with China.
The success of Turkish-made drones against Russian armored vehicles and air defense systems in Ukraine
has heightened the need for the U.S. and Israel to prepare for drone swarms in future warfare.
The demonstration video that former Prime Minister Bennett posted on Twitter shows Iron Beam lasers melting
off one of the wings of a drone that looks like the Turkish Bayraktar TB2.
In the future, lasers could also be deployed against targets other than drones.
In February, the U.S. Navy finally succeeded in using a laser to defeat a target representing a subsonic
A ground-based laser hit a target using a high-energy beam invisible to the naked eye, successfully disabling it.
The weapon was designed and built by Lockheed Martin.
"It can counter unmanned aerial systems and fast-attack boats with a high-power laser and also
use its high-resolution telescope to track inbound air threats, support combat identification, and conduct
battle damage assessment of engaged targets," the Navy said.
( Redazione )