January 12, 2015
Similar to the U.S.'s new laser defense being deployed aboard the USS Ponce in the Gulf, there is a promising new missile defense technology--"Iron Beam"--using lasers from Rafael in Israel.
This augments Israel's "Iron Dome" anti-missile defense system using intercept missiles.
Iron Beam functions with air defense radars and thermal camera tracking that identifies incoming targets and uses 2 lasers with 100's of kilowatts of directed energy to destroy the attacking projectiles with 90% success rate.
For a more surgical, faster, and economically capable military--next up laser defense goes offense.
It's got to, we've all seen the movie. ;-)