Israel developing new laser missile defense system

December 6, 2018


As the missile threat grows in the north, the Ministry of Defense is speeding up development of the system, which a source says is on the verge of being ready.

While the threat of precise rockets and missiles from Lebanon increases and large IDF engineering forces are leading the Northern Shield operation to expose attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah into Israeli territory, the Ministry of Defense is accelerating and budgeting a plan to develop a new interception system using powerful lasers. The program, including procurement of future interception systems, is projected as several billion shekels.

Sources inform “Globes” that upon becoming Minister of Defense two and a half years ago, Avigdor Liberman ordered Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure head Brig. Gen. (res.) Danny Gold to proceed with staff work for assessment of new laser interception technologies.

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