Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system proved itself and then some during the most recent Gaza war. But Israel isn’t stopping there. Within a year the Jewish state will deploy a new laser defensive shield the likes of which the world has never seen, said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
Speaking at an annual conference at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv, Bennett said the laser defense system would be battle tested in the Gaza region, where Hamas and other terror groups still periodically fire rockets into southern Israel.
Eventually, he vowed that Israel would be surrounded by a “laser wall that protects us from rockets, missiles, UAVs.”
Israel Today previously reported on this and another laser system being developed by Israeli companies. See: Israel’s Stunning New Game-Changing Weapons
An Israel Ministry of Defense video clip illustrating one of these systems can be seen here:
Defense officials were later critical of Bennett’s overly-optimistic timetable, and said it would likely be several more years before the laser defense system could be deployed.