January 13, 2020 posted by

Israel’s defense establishment has unveiled
a laser-based system on Wednesday. The system is designed to provide protection
from different kinds of projectiles like unguided rockets that are launched against Israel by
knocking them out of the air. The new system will complement the country’s
existing layered air defense which consists of several air defense systems like Iron Dome,
Arrow. As per reports, the new system will undergo
testing in the coming months and is likely to be operational within a year and a half. Laser-based systems are being developed by
several countries and are seen as a future of air defense. In this video Defense Updates reports on Israel
unveiling of Laser-based Interception System. Let’s get started. This video is sponsored by War Thunder. If you are, like us, fascinated by military
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20 million players from all over the world! Israel has been targeted different kinds of
projectiles like short-range rockets, artillery fire, mortars. In the 1990s, Hezbollah, based in Lebanon,
fired rockets into the northern part of Israel. This established a need for a system that
could counter this threat. During the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the situation
worsened. Hezbollah-fired approximately 4,000 rockets,
mostly the short-range Katyusha. The main targets of these rockets were the
northern part of Israel including Haifa, the country’s third largest city. The rocket onslaught resulted in the deaths
of 44 Israeli civilians. Not only this, approximately 250,000 Israeli
citizens had to be evacuated and an estimated 1 million Israelis were confined in or near
bomb shelters during the assault. In the period between 2000 and 2008, 8,000
projectiles were launched in the southern part of Israel mainly by Hamas. It is estimated that 50% of these were rockets
and the other 50% were mortar bombs. The rockets were mostly Qassams launched by
122 mm Grad launchers from Gaza Strip. The Qassam has a longer range than previous
rockets and almost 1 million civilians were within its range. This increased Israel’s determination to
find a solution to this security challenge and this lead to the work on Counter Rocket,
Artillery, and Mortar or C-RAM solution. In 2007, after a lot of evaluations, Israel’s
Defense Minister Amir Peretz selected Iron Dome for defense against short-range threats. In 2011, Israel began operating the Iron Dome
officially. According to Israel, it has been used to intercept
more than 1,500 targets with a greater than 90% success rate since it was deployed in
2011. Though the data regarding the success rate
is often challenged by critics. The possible introduction of the laser based
system will see it being used along with the Iron Dome. The new system was made public by the head
of the Defense Ministry’s weapons development administration, Brig. Gen. Yaniv Rotem. He said, “We are entering a new era of ‘energy
combat’ in the air, on land and at sea. Investments by the Defense Ministry in recent
years have positioned Israel among the leading countries in [the field of] high-power lasers.” As per reports, Israel has actually been working
on high-power laser technology for years. But significant progress was made in a collaborative
effort involving Israel’s Defense Ministry, Israeli defense firms Rafael Advanced Defense
Systems, Elbit Systems and members of their academic community. The system is based on electric laser technology,
unlike chemical based lasers which have been developed earlier. Reports indicate that a breakthrough in the
Israeli effort came about a year and a half ago. The Israeli team of scientists and engineers
were able to create a technology to focus and stabilize the laser beams over distances
and overcoming atmospheric disturbance. This led to the development of effective interception
technology. Lasers are concentrated beams of light that
transmit large amounts of electromagnetic radiation against their targets. The power of a laser is generally stated in
kilowatts. The general idea of laser-beam weaponry is
to hit a target with a train of brief pulses of light. The rapid evaporation and expansion of the
surface cause shockwaves that damage the target. When a laser beam strikes a target, it can
cause the external surface to heat up rapidly. This can cause a drone, or a rocket or a shell
to burst in the sky. Lasers have some very important advantages. The speed of light enables them to hit their
targets almost instantaneously. Laser weapons also don’t need to carry ammunition
like traditional systems and hence they will be able to take out a much larger number of
threats constrained only by the power supply limit of the platform. This is pretty significant as traditional
air defense systems can run out of ammunition when encountering a large number of incoming
threats. They are silent and invisible which makes
them very much suitable for use in the urban landscape. They are also so much cheaper. The new system could cost as low as $3.50
per interception. This is very cost-effective compared to conventional
weapons. For example, Iron Dome costs $49,000 per interception. An FIM-92 Stinger short-range shoulder-fired
surface-to-air missile has a price of $ 38,000 and a Patriot surface-to-air missile costs
around 1 million each. Lasers do have their own issues. They are susceptible to weather conditions
since the rely on optics in order to successfully hit the intended target. But as the technology matures, there is no
reason to believe these challenges can’t be overcome by targeted effort. Israel expertise in developing air defense
system is well known and even the U.S. Army had finalized a deal to bring Israel’s Iron
Dome to the United States last year. The idea is to utilize Iran Dome to protect
against cruise missiles. Viewers can check the video on above card
to know more about that. The Israeli Defense Ministry stated,
“If we successfully attach the system to an aircraft, we could overcome the hurdle of
[unexpected] weather … we could potentially intercept rocket fire right above the enemy’s
heads,” Defense Minister Naftali Bennett stated,
“The Israeli mind keeps paving the way, the new laser project will turn Israel’s defense
into deadlier and more advanced. It’s a clear message to our enemies, our capabilities
are vast.” America has been working with Lasers for some
time now and even experimentally deployed them on warships. These systems as of now are only capable of
taking out relatively easy targets like small boats and that too at short ranges. The Israeli system appears to be a class above
and if it works as stated, it will be a quantum leap. A system like this could potentially be installed
in land, sea and air platforms in the future. Apart from acting as a Counter Rocket, Artillery,
and Mortar solution, the system could be possibly used against drone swarms and hypersonic weapons
going forward. Drone swarm will be like a dense cloud and
this makes it hard for the air defense system to properly track and target any single drone
out of these. Also, most current air defense systems will
run out of ammunition. Hypersonic weapons can travel at speeds of
more than Mach 5 that is 5 times the speed of sound. Unlike subsonic and supersonic weapons, hypersonic
weapons currently have no counters and a laser based system could be an answer to this.



  1. Political Hunter says:

    Jihaadis are more worried now😂

  2. Özgür Çelik says:

    1:51 War Thunder skip button 😏

  3. Cameron Freeman says:

    Speed of light vs hypersonic missiles. You do the math

  4. Alan de Astudillo says:

    Technically empty dummy decoys to expend Power Storage Supply / Patriot Ammo, Can counter both easy. When the counter hits 0, launch nukes. Boom.

  5. enlacenorte says:

    Then Hamas put mirrors in their rockets, and so……

  6. N.W. Jonkhart says:

    Just in time we are planning our next generation frigates. Delayed by budget due to buying American F-35, so this will be an option to add.

  7. Door Spook says:

    And this is how the Russians get our laser tech. Israel is a soup sandwhich due to eastern European Jews who fester in Israel but serve another master. Espionage is like the common cold over there.

  8. fairplayall says:

    Good for slow drones and are more like toys

  9. Vlada Duric says:

    😂 How can USA say it will work against hypersonic mach 10-27 when USA don't have those misels 😂 Russian lazer can test its against its own MISSELS,

  10. Vlada Duric says:

    PS, iron dome could not even stop home made Palestinas rockets 😂

  11. Another Mary Sue Sjw Superhero says:

    Humas and Iran have over 100k missiles to hit Israel with. They'll never have enough defense since 50k missiles hitting 100% of it's targets would still leave more than 50k missiles to hit.

  12. factinator33 says:

    About DAM time

  13. Srinu Rockzz says:

    India 🇮🇳 already had it and even tested on Pak army long ago… 😄

  14. l BustaCap l says:

    Insane technology

  15. darl rusian says:

    New laser hahahahaha yeah ok its new!

  16. Rhodium 10 says:

    Patriot and NASAMS failed in Saudi Arabia!….Centurion C-RAM Phalanx and Avenger failed in Iraq!…Keep On USA!…

  17. darl rusian says:

    Imagine how many countries the US can INVADE NOW lol… fucking warmongers

  18. darl rusian says:

    Same technology they used to take down the towers. DEW's

  19. Freeman says:

    The joke 😂

  20. Nehkholen Misao says:

    Jihadi's nightmare begin now

  21. Fury Of Zion says:

    Hell yeah!

  22. Troy Blanchard says:

    All of these laser videos and not one of them has a stated range. I'm sure it's point defense only but….

  23. Vlad Snape says:

    Something is fishy here – the US has been working on laser weapons for a long time, how is it possible that the Israelis have managed to create a laser system that is "a class above" the current US laser systems? The US has some very clever engineers and scientists, and way more money available for R & D than Israel.

  24. Oren Yehezqel says:

  25. Rand Jooe says:

    I don't like the damn ads….. Turned 'OFF' at 1:11
    Thumbs Down

  26. Carin Hall says:

    Nice of the US taxpayers to pay for that😂

  27. 3dScience says:

    Sooner or later you will find out that saying the same thing multiple times to get a 10min video (with 2 min content) is not a great idea.

  28. Social Gamer says:

    5 ads in a 10 min video. Still too greedy. That's my feedback….plus a sponsored ad…. unsubscribed….

  29. Chev Chelios says:

    $3.50 per intercept? thats cheaper than a Big Mac -=)

    but how?

  30. Raghvendra Singh says:

    Hypersonic glide vehicles are resistant to high temperature (6 to 25 mach), "visibility – angle of approach – speed" makes them immune to Laser Weapons.

  31. Montgomery Burns says:

    I really need to get one of these. My Stingers and Tomahawks are just breaking the bank. And I had to take out a 3rd mortgage just for one Patriot.

  32. Major A-hole says:

    Ever see a "laser" work on an all-white missile? Ever notice all the laser tests are aimed at a black target on a white missile? Ever see laser demonstrations done on anything other than black balloons and dark matches? So multi-million dollar lasers can be defeated with a coat of paint. Look at the test films and pictures, any of them, and ask why is the target area always painted black? Go check, look for a laser test against an all-white target. Good luck.

  33. John C. says:

    $3.50 per interception LMAO they are literally turning air defense into something like swatting flies that annoy you. Good job Israel, much respect from the US 👊

  34. telfordink says:

    What happens to the thousands of Elon’s plus others satellites that are passing overhead?

  35. buckeyes fan says:

    And 20yrs later planes are obsolete 😞 who in hell in their rite mind would try and fly through a Lazer field 😒

  36. Magik says:

    That ad is stupid . Put it at the end of the video

  37. TheKevMan says:

    Israel will probably have a iron dome multi laser defense system in the future 🇮🇱 🇺🇸💪

  38. nesseiht gnay says:

    The US is the world's leader in laser technology

  39. trankt54155 says:

    Before sharing the laser data with the US Army the Israelis would demand that the US government quadruple the annual foreign aid to Israel first….

  40. Konnor Ternus says:

    Dr.Evil approves.


  41. Konnor Ternus says:

    We need to install the platform onto sharks and put these shark laser mutants into a moat in front of our wall.

  42. Zerg says:

    Great work, don’t stop at interceptions… I say point this at the guys doing the launching, will it melt, vaporise or burn a perfect hole in them?

  43. David says:

    The question is: where does Israel get so much energy for having a laser that can fire repeatedly? The amount of energy needed for a laser to damage a target in non ideal conditions is huge! Reload time to accumulate this energy is long. Are these lasers connected to nuclear power plants or something??

  44. Johan Ferreira says:

    Assuming this weapon is effective against planes, earthbound vehicles, buildings etc. as well?

  45. Cartoonman154 says:

    Do you think the manufacturers will have a monthly subscription for the LaWS system? lol

  46. Vin Martolia says:

    first costumer will be india……best of luck Israel to develop this weapon successfully. 🙏🙏

  47. tubeseek41 says:

    What if the target is painted with mirror reflective paint?

  48. shaquille mccray says:

    Saudi Arabia will end up buying dozens of these weapons.

  49. shaquille mccray says:

    Russia & Iran's worse's nightmare

  50. A. Bogiman says:

    Israel launches new defence system

    Jihadis: allah hu fuckbr 😲😳

  51. Angel White says:

    If mirrors are put on the threats then it takes a lot longer to shoot them down heat resident glass

  52. cRazY ZomBiE says:

    Israel’s enemies, especially Iran, won’t like this lol.

  53. Transgender prophet Muhammad says:

    So to sum it up: War vs Iran will start in about 1.5 years from now. Good to know.

  54. KillerNinja0911 says:

    Hypersonic what?? Nah, I got high powered lasers! Good luck with those 5-7 figure missiles, I will just spend my lunch money per shot.

  55. Idan Shoval says:

    The tech is incredible and innovative but like all things it has a downside,
    It is almost blind when its cloudy.

  56. XXXX says:

    China has missiles that splinter from 1 into 5 or more. Lasers won't be able to stop them.

  57. Talukder Shakil Ahmed says:

    Say 10-20 thousand hypersonic, supersonic cruise+ballastic along with 10000 more rockets ALL TOGETHER DEPLOYS TO ANYCOUNTRY AT A TIME .. THEN HOW TO SAVE A**


  58. Aurobindo Ghosh says:

    now that foreign countries have laser-based air defence start making hand held laser guns

  59. rancid sausage says:

    The sword of lasercles

  60. Starhopper says:

    Israel fkg ROCKS! 😎 ❤️ 🇮🇱 💪 🔯 ️ ️

  61. A Law Trader says:


  62. Michael Lubek says:

    Turkey already have mobile system against drones and used it few times in Libya, laser is the future.

  63. AvryQuick says:

    USA never lost a war and never will 🇺🇸

  64. Richard Patton says:

    Better start strapping light sabers to the missiles…

  65. Mário de Azevedo says:

    EXCELENT ACHIEVEMENT!! Israeli technology never ceases to amaze me!! 👍 👍 👍

  66. riccccccardo says:

    So this where all the USA tax payers money is going to 🤔

  67. ClickNSpam says:

    These lasers are going to blind aliens looking at us with telescopes.

  68. Random Autonomous Drone Pilot says:

    The US is sharing their tech with them. And all they have to do is build upon it. Good for the US for sharing with Israel.

  69. Jose Hernandez says:

    Russia: we have a unstoppable missile
    Israel: hold my bible, introduces next gen laser

  70. Jayson says:

    I see your speed of sound and raise you speed of light.

  71. Don Padre says:

    I knew that Russia and China could shove their ballistic missle and hypersonic missle projects up their a$$ in an forseable future but that it would be so soon I would have never imagined.
    No idea who is so stupid to buy their rockets after these news.

    And from here on out the system will be smaller and more efficient so It's safe to say that the era of missles is coming to an end.

  72. Ebros says:

    Outstanding accomplishment for our Israeli brothers and sisters.

    It will make Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran and Syria think twice before launching anything against the Israeli homeland. 🇮🇱 🇺🇸

  73. thomas gellos says:

    Paid for with my taxes

  74. Supreme ideology says:

    Long live India- Israel brotherhood

  75. SoN oFaBleepBlop says:

    Do a video on how this same technology will go on Isreals F35 🤗

  76. Vlado Parenzan says:

    ZIONIST PROPAGANDA Iron dome cant even stop home made rockets that Hamas makes in Gaza
    Hamas rocket is plumbing pipe with useless ( weak) explosives and are slower than a Cessna plane

  77. a c says:

    One word: CLOUDS

  78. jeff geller says:

    what ever did happen to iron beam?

  79. Philly Fitter says:

    I highly doubt that the this is not American technology, perhaps modified.

  80. Jim Sia says:

    China has better laser system

  81. m kvp says:

    Why USA laser costs $1 per shot while the Israeli one costs $3.50??? Jews and their taxes.

  82. ColtDeltaElite10mm says:

    The US Navy has recently installed a laser defense system on at least two war ships that I know of. Iran…. BRING IT!

  83. Kev Keary says:

    terminator comes alive

  84. Nicholas Larezy says:

    You claimed these laser systems were American made a couple months ago, now you claim they are Israel made. Who do they belong to American tax payers or the jews ?

  85. C U says:

    Uhhh can they put these in Iraq?

  86. free speech says:

    The only problem the world has in common is Islam. Easy to fix and should have been done long ago!

  87. Surajit Purkait says:

    India should develop a similar system maybe through a joint venture with Israel like it did with Barak 8 to completely neutralise the threat of Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons.

  88. Clinton Kerry says:

    So if a hypersonic delivery vehicle is fast enough to generate it's own plasma boundary layer, would the laser even be effective? Plus they have ablative shielding, so would it would have to cook the shit out of a single spot and hope it gets thin enough that the weapons own velocity will do the rest?

  89. lairdriver says:

    Perfect for countering hypersonic missles

  90. Feral Samoyed says:


  91. Michael Corleone says:

    God bless America. God bless Israel

  92. BigFoot Too says:

    I would simply make my missile out of very reflective material. Maybe even reflect it back to the source.

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