Israel says it is close to developing ‘Star Wars’ laser missile shield named Iron Beam

Daily Mail
February 14, 2014

An Israeli arms company has revealed details of a laser defense system with ‘Star Wars’ style technology which can shoot missiles from the sky with a pulse of energy.

State-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems said the futuristic military hardware called Iron Beam was almost ready for deployment.

It works by firing a focused laser at targets which are heated so rapidly they disintegrate in an instant.

The arms maker publicised specifications of its High Energy Laser (HEL) at this week’s Singapore Airshow, which is Asia’s largest aerospace and defense exhibition.

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