JERUSALEM, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Israel has developed powerful laser systems to counter aerial threats, the Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.
These systems will be used to intercept high-trajectory threats, anti-missile guided missiles and tiny aircraft, according to the ministry.
This technology enables the development of effective, highly operational interception systems that will form another layer in Israel's defense of air, land and sea and will prompt a strategic change in its defense capabilities, it said.
The three systems are a ground laser system, complementary to the Iron Dome system, a portable laser to protect maneuvering forces in the field and a laser intercepting above clouds for wider areas.
Laser technology has also the potential for interceptions of other threats such as drones and rockets.
The current breakthrough is based on laser beam accuracy, with the new technology achieving success in targeting and stabilizing the beam on a long-range target, including overcoming atmospheric disturbances.