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Israel to roll out laser defense system
The Blaze ^ | Jan. 19, 2014 3:06pm | Sharona Schwartz

Posted on 01/20/2014 11:56:22 AM PST by DagnyTaggar

An Israeli defense contractor says it plans to reveal a new missile defense system based on lasers that are designed to heat and blow up incoming warheads, the latest answer to Israel’s growing concerns about regional instability.

At a conference next month in Singapore, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Ltd will unveil the system – Iron Beam – a “High Energy Laser (HEL) based system Against Rockets, Mortar and Airborne Target Attacks,” the company announced on its website.

According to the website Israel Defense, the objective of the system is to combat rockets and mortars that are fired from short distances which Israel Defense Forces’ Iron Dome anti-missile batteries are unable to knock out of the sky.

“The system would be most relevant to the Negev town of Sderot, which is situated less than four kilometers[2.5 miles] from Gaza and, therefore, largely unprotected by Iron Dome,” the Times of Israel noted. (...)

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel

1 posted on 01/20/2014 11:56:22 AM PST by DagnyTaggar
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How dare those Israelis defend themselves! They’re supposed to allow the missiles to explode on their schoolhouses.


2 posted on 01/20/2014 11:58:54 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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The Muslims are rolling out their own version too.

They tie flashlights to broomsticks and yell “pew pew” when they fire it at the Israeli rockets that are about to take them out.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 12:02:24 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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How dare those Israelis defend themselves! They’re supposed to allow the missiles to explode on their schoolhouses.

Even a simple scan of the Bible will tell you that the Israelites were some of the fiercest and ruthless warriors of all time. From the days of Moses and Aaron down to the present they have been renown for their deceptive and effective war tactics plus a take no prisoners philosophy. The Muzzies are truly playing with fire. Just sayin'.

4 posted on 01/20/2014 12:04:50 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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But Laser Based Systems are untried, unproven and can never be operational. they’ll just polish their missiles and the LASER will bounce off. Actually it’s a Particle Beam weapon measured in Newton Meters per sq. Inch and it’s like getting hit by a car.


5 posted on 01/20/2014 12:14:00 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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Actually it’s a Particle Beam weapon measured in Newton Meters per sq. Inch and it’s like getting hit by a car.

If it is a particle beam weapon, there is no deflecting that. And it would represent a huge step forward in High Energy weapons systems.

6 posted on 01/20/2014 12:21:02 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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One of the arab scientists back over 1000 years ago that pioneered the art of optics was of course persecuted by mooselimbs...


7 posted on 01/20/2014 12:26:12 PM PST by GraceG
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8 posted on 01/20/2014 12:28:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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They often had direction from Headquarters, after it was made unmistakably manifest where the order where coming from, versus some man getting a vision in his head that told him he could marry a 9 year old. .

If the Ukraine tried this it might start a war.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 4:10:30 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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