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Lasers to Defend Civilian Planes from Missile Attacks


Israel has tested the concept to intercept and destroy airborne threats in the air.

This offers a strategic change in the air defence capabilities of Israel. The test series was conducted under the leadership of the Directorate of Defense R&D in the Israel Ministry of Defense and, according to Defense Minister Benny Gantz, the development is significant in terms of ‘cost-effectiveness and defence capabilities’.

“The laser system will add a new layer of protection at greater ranges and in facing a variety of threats – securing the State of Israel while saving the costs of interception,” Minister Gantz said.

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geoff @ 2021.06.25 4:17 AM
I wonder about the wisdom of weaponising civilian passenger planes eg if the plane is hijacked

IdeaSpies @ 2021.06.25 4:17 AM
Not sure there is an answer to your question Geoff except that the system detects civilian planes. The link in the post says it's aimed at interception of rockets and hostile unmanned aircraft.

Jeremy Ungar @ 2021.06.28 4:18 AM
Hi Geoff, it's all about defence, safety, security. Hijacked planes won't be able to attack.

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