South Asia and Beyond

Israel’s ‘Game Changing’ Air Defence System

NEW DELHI: It may sound like science fiction but it’s real. That’s how Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett described his country’s new laser-based air defence system—Iron Beam. It’s quite cheap compared to the Iron Dome system that Israel already uses but will supplement, not replace, existing air defence systems. Here’s a primer on what Israel calls a breakthrough technology.

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