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Israel unviels new 100kW laser system with 3.5USD cost per interception

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    Israel reveals major 'breakthrough' in laser technology
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    January 08, 2020, 07:38 PM - latest revision January 08, 2020, 07:39 PM

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    Israeli technological breakthrough in the development of lasers for the interception of drones and missiles, January 8, 2020

    The new technology was unveiled by the head of the Defense Ministry’s weapons development administration


    Israel's Defense Ministry revealed a breakthrough in laser technology on Wednesday, which is expected to complement the country's Iron Dome anti-missile system.

    The new laser-based system is built to intercept rocket, mortar, and artillery threats, drones, and anti-tank guided missiles. It will undergo testing in the coming months with the goal of having it operational within a year and a half.

    The new technology was unveiled by the head of the Defense Ministry’s weapons development administration, Brig. Gen. Yaniv Rotem.

    “We are entering a new age of energy warfare in the air, land and sea. The R&D investments made by the DDR&D in the last years have placed the State of Israel among the leading countries in the field of high-energy laser systems. Throughout the year 2020 we will conduct a demo of our capabilities,” Rotem said.

    “Investments by the Defense Ministry in recent years have positioned Israel among the leading countries in [the field of] high-power lasers,” he added.

    The laser-based interception, which is silent and invisible, is based on electric laser technology rather than the chemically based lasers used up to now.

    The cost is less than 10 shekels (about $3.50) per interception, in contrast with Iron Dome, which costs about 170,000 shekels ($49,000) per interception and makes noise on launch.

    Former Defense Minister and Chairman of the Yisrael Beyteinu Party, MK Avigdor Liberman addressed the breakthrough in the development of Israeli laser weapons.

    "I congratulate the defense establishment on developing a laser system for intercepting rocket launches and anti-aircraft missiles, a project approved during my tenure as defense minister. I am glad that the development of the system was done quickly and efficiently and that the project was not 'buried' like the Northern Protection Program I initiated, which was frozen when I resigned as Minister of Defense," Liberman wrote on Twitter.

    https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/isra...eveals-major-breakthrough-in-laser-technology
     
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    Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats
    Technology expected to take down a variety of aerial threats including rockets, drones, anti-tank missiles.
    By ANNA AHRONHEIM
    JANUARY 8, 2020 20:47
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    Artistic depiction of how innovative laser defense system would function on the battle field
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    Israel's Defense Ministry has announced that it has made a technological breakthrough in the development of lasers to intercept a variety of aerial threats, including against rockets and anti-tank guided missiles.

    Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday evening that new laser technology “makes the security apparatus more lethal, more powerful, and more advanced.”

    Speaking about this new addition to the existing tools of war employed by Israel, the minister said that “we will add a laser sword when dealing with threats from the North or the South.”

    “The enemies of Israel better not test our resolve,” he said, “or our abilities.”

    “We are entering a new age of energy warfare iin the air, land and sea. The R&D investments made by the DD [Directorate of Defense] R&D in recent years have placed the State of Israel among the leading countries in the field of high-energy laser systems,” said Brig.-Gen. Yaniv Rotem, Head of the Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development.

    According to Rotem, the ministry has been working for over 10 years on powerful laser technology to enable the development of platforms to intercept a variety of threats. The ministry, he said, has carried out a number of successful interceptions of targets such as mortar shells, drones and anti-tank missiles at a variety of ranges over the years.

    “This is a dramatic solution to rocket fire,” said Dubi Oster, Head of the optronics department in the DDR&D. “We have been working on this for years but it’s challenging to get a good quality beam to stay the size you need at the range you need... for example, a beam diameter of a coin from here [in Tel Aviv] to Herzliya.”

    While most developments over the years – both in Israel and abroad – have been ineffective, significant achievements have been made over the past year and a half as a result of collaboration between the ministry and defense companies like Rafael and Elbit systems, as well as academic institutions.

    The breakthrough recently made by the ministry is based on the precision of the laser beam, which can be focused on long-range targets and which can overcome atmospheric disturbances such as clouds and dust storms.

    According to Oster, the ministry was able to take several laser beams and, with an advanced algorithm, connect them to get one strong beam which is able to intercept and take down a variety of threats. Based on high-energy electric lasers rather than chemical laser technology, the robust system will complement the other layers of Israel’s aerial defenses and will be a strategic change in the defense capabilities of the state.

    According to Rotem, some of the advantages of the high-energy lasers include the ability to continually use the system at lower cost, higher effectiveness, and with efficient management, and decrease in the number of missile interceptors used and the future potential to intercept a variety of threats including unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, and guided rockets.

    “During a war, missile interceptors will at one point run out, but with this system, as long as you have electricity you have a never-ending supply,” Rotem said.

    [​IMG]Artistic depiction of how innovative laser defense system would function on the battle field/ Courtesy

    “This is a weapon that you can’t see or hear,” he explained, adding that while it’s not free since it runs on electricity, every interception will only cost a few dollars, as opposed to interceptor missiles which can run into the thousands.

    The use of two different and complementary technologies – kinetic air defense-like systems such as the Iron Dome, and laser platforms – “is a game changer,” Rotem said.

    As a result of the breakthrough, the ministry has launched three programs for the development of high-energy laser demonstration systems in cooperation with the two companies: a ground-based laser system to complement the capabilities of the Iron Dome, development of a maneuverable platform-mounted laser system to defend troops in the field, and the development of a laser demo system mounted on an air platform, to intercept threats above cloud covers and for the defense of wide areas.

    “This is one system with many options,” Rotem said: “the weapon of the future.”

    Throughout the year there will be several trials of the demos’ capabilities – and if effective, it will be deployed to the Gaza border area.

    “This technology enables the development of highly effective operational systems that will serve as an additional layer of defense to secure the State of Israel by air, land and sea,” the ministry said.

    https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/I...unces-breakthrough-in-laser-technology-613568



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    Development: by Israel defense authorities
    Designation: interception of Grad rocket with maximum range of 40KM, motars,Anti Tank missiles, and UAV's
    Capabilities: interception by electricity produced laser beams of 100KW (in first stages) by discovering the target, tracking the target, and hitting the target - until it's dismantle in the air.
    Advantages: safe system without interception limit. will complement Iron Dome and will also be assembled on ground forces' vehicles.
    Disadvantages: need direct line to the taget, and therefore is not efficent in all weather Conditions. will be installed on Air Force Hercules that will fly above the cloud to provide extra interception capabilities.
    Costs: developments cost 100m NIS, deployment will cost couple hundred millions of NIS,
    interception will cost few USD.
    Deployment: will be deployed in Gaza in the end of this year
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  3. Beny Karachun

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    Honestly with that system we can go to war with Gaza or Hezbollah with mininal casualties
     
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    No doubt Israel is going to use these Lasers to cut kids in pieces. What nonsense, lol, the Drone doesn't even have a laser pod at the back and it was destroying targets behind it in the animation. Please put your crap on Israeli defence forums where it can be believed.
     
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  5. Beny Karachun

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    That's simply an animation. You don't believe it's real?
     
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    Lasers exist, but not with the capability expressed in the animation. Even if it does exist simple countermeasures will make it ineffective.
     
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    dont under estimate Isreali technology its bad for your health! and im serious.
     
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    If you believe that you will believe anything.
     
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    Laser is next generation weapon and Isreal is ahead in this game. Just because Pakistan does not have this technology does not mean it sucks!
     
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    China is even more ahead than the Israelis, so what?
     
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    Is it China or Isreal that wants to have access to defence technology?
    China is indeed catching up but not on the same level as Isreal yet.
    And if Isreal had bigger budget they would have made 6th generation fighters by now but then they have US to protect its 2ss so no need for all those stuff.
     
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    other systems that have nothing to do with this system, but show of concept


     
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    This is also old technology with new skin. bring something new. I met a couple of you people in R&D who just assign to steal people's research and transfer to Isreal. They have pretty faces but have a dumb brain and no idea what they stole.
     
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    The Israeli regime will be pleased as this will slaughter unarmed Palestinian women and children with more Nazi-eque industrial oven efficiency.

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    Paint it in white to reflect light. It don't work on white things.
     
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