Now let’s talk about another arrival of the Iron beam that started to change warfare as we know it, but first a question: what is the biggest problem with Israel’s iron dome system?
Table of Contents:
- The Iron Beam Laser Anti-Missile Technology
- Israel’s Missile Defense with Iron Beam Lasers
- The Future of Israeli Missile Defense
I would argue that the cost of each Israeli interceptor missile is about $50,000, but what if Israel had a cost-effective way to stop the rockets? A way to hit one rocket after another endlessly without having to worry about its expensive interceptors running out sounds ideal, but it may become reality soon because Israel is reportedly rolling out a new defense system. It’s the stuff of sci-fi movies. Israel calls it, its defensive trump card. It’s the Iron beam anti-missile laser system.
Our next report tells you what the iron beam is and how it can be a game. Multiple media organizations also reported from last year showing US President Joe Biden getting ready for a photo shoot. It’s at Benan Airport in Tel Aviv. What’s all the big deal about? Look at what’s above his head, the giant camera lens-like thing. That’s the reason for all this excitement because it’s Israel’s ace in the hole.
The Iron Beam Laser Anti-Missile Technology
The iron beam is a technological marvel, Several years of research in high-intensity lasers. It premiered at the 2014 Singapore Air Show and, after seven years, stands ready for battlefield action. Its sole purpose is to intercept aerial threats before impact.
Their beam reportedly has a range of between 7 and 10 km. Israel has said it can focus the beam to the diameter of a coin within that distance. The iron beam fires lasers that can reach energy levels of about 100 KW. That’s about 24 G of TNT exploding every second, or almost 1 and 1.5 kg of dynamite every minute. That’s the amount of energy coming out of the iron beam. We will direct this at incoming missiles, drones, rockets, stinger missile, and any other area of threat.
Israel’s Missile Defense with Iron Beam Lasers
A laser targets vital areas of incoming projectiles, such as their fins, rudder, or warhead. This damages the missile and stinger missile, destabilizing its flight path and rendering it useless. A similar process applies to dealing with drones, which involves damaging their wings, and propellers, or disabling their cameras, leaving drone operators blind.
However, this method has limitations, especially when countering kamikaze drones and rockets, particularly simpler weapons used for destruction. While altering their trajectory may protect critical targets to some extent, there will still be some residual damage. This is why Israel does not intend to replace all its systems.
The Future of Israeli Missile Defense
Israel intends to augment its existing missile defense systems with the iron beam laser. It will try to mop up the projectiles that slip through Israel’s iron dome like a short-range laser defense support system, which could be the initial plan, but the iron beam and other lasers will get stronger over time and could eventually replace other costlier systems.
While building the iron beam certainly isn’t cheap. Using it is relatively cost-effective. Israel says it will cost about $2,000 to destroy an incoming threat using the iron beam. Compare that to $50,000 per Israel’s iron dome interceptor missile also intercepted stinger missile. You can understand why Israel aims to enhance laser technology over time. Even today, the deployment of the iron beam marks the onset of the laser warfare era.
Thinking about Israel’s Iron Beam’s missile laser system and its potential impact on modern warfare is quite fascinating. This laser technology shows promise in countering threats more cost-effectively than traditional interceptor missiles also intercepted stinger missile like Israel’s iron dome.
The Iron Beam’s, equipped with its laser technology signifies a shift, in modern warfare. While the impressive potential it possesses to intercept threats cannot be denied it is of importance to highlight the significance of coexistence and open dialogue within the region.
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has inflicted consequences on a lot of lives in Palestine. In order to ensure the well-being of all individuals within this area, it is imperative that concerted efforts are made to halt acts of terrorism by Israel, foster peace, and address the underlying issues that have contributed to this conflict and subsequent terrorist attacks.
A resolution that upholds the rights, facilitates land recovery, and prioritizes security for Palestinians represents a stride towards attaining a more stable and harmonious future, for everyone involved.