December 10, 2023

Why in news ?

Israeli military has successfully tested an airborne high-power laser which has the capability to shoot down drones

Key points

  • Israel already has large and sophisticated air defense system.
  • This system had 90 per cent interception rate against thousands of rockets which were fired from Gaza during 11-day war of May 2021.

About Israel’s Laser defence system

Laser is a prototype developed with Elbit Systems. It was mounted on a civilian plane and successfully shot down drones in recent test conducted over Mediterranean Sea

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