Israel Plans Laser Interceptor ‘Iron Beam’ For Short-range Rockets

Israel plans to deploy a new missile shield known as "Iron Beam" next year which would use a laser to blow up short-range rockets and mortar bombs, a defense...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel plans to deploy a new missile shield known as “Iron Beam” next year which would use a laser to blow up short-range rockets and mortar bombs, a defense industry official said on Sunday.


The system is designed to deal with threats that fly on too small a trajectory to be engaged efficiently by Iron Dome, the Israeli interceptor credited with an 80 percent success rate against rockets fired by Palestinian militants.

Both shields are manufactured by state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. While Iron Dome launches radar-guided interceptor rockets, Iron Beam’s laser will super-heat the warheads of shells with ranges of up to 7 km (4.5 miles).

Rafael said Iron Dome would be formally unveiled at next month’s Singapore Air Show. The Israeli military declined to discuss deployment plans.

Iron Dome is complemented by Arrow II, an Israeli interceptor designed to shoot down ballistic missiles at atmospheric heights. Israel plans to integrate them with the more powerful rocket interceptors Arrow III and David’s Sling, both of which are still in their testing phases.

The United States has extensively underwritten the projects, seeing them as a means of reassuring its Middle East ally as instability rocks the region. The industry official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters Iron Beam would form the “fifth layer” of integrated missile defense. source – Yahoo News


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Hallelu-YAH to overcome Satanic Attacks

January 20, 2014 5:29 pm

Israel is preparing for war against Iran and Russia!

January 20, 2014 5:44 pm

It’s Iran and Russia who are preparing war against Israel.

January 21, 2014 8:12 am

Israel is always ready for war. They haven’t let up since 1948. These are the most battle harden forces on the planet. Pray for them and for the Jewish people and God’s holy land.

January 20, 2014 5:33 pm

Read Isaiah 9:10.

January 20, 2014 6:45 pm
January 20, 2014 7:38 pm
January 20, 2014 7:41 pm

Get with the program sheeple! :roll: I’m surprised NTEB IS reporting garbage like this. WE ARE 50 YEARS AHEAD OF TECHNOLOGY THAT THE POPULACE HAS NO IDEA ABOUT. What do I mean about that!! Just imagine what 50 years would look like in the eyes of those who know technology. Daniel said it best when God told him to seal the book till the end. KNOWLEDGE SHALL INCREASE!

PS! GO BRONCOS! :mrgreen:

January 20, 2014 11:31 pm

Eng good choice!

January 21, 2014 8:17 am

Sorry, I’m from the KC area and a die hard Chiefs fan so I’m rooting for the hawks. I despise, no loath, maybe hate, Denver. Oh well I hope manning breaks his neck and has to retire…just kidding, but I do hope he retires.

January 21, 2014 9:37 am

John Jr, I am also a KC fan because I lived nearby yrs ago and we had seats to the Chiefs/Royals sat in nice comfy seats, it was really fun. So they are my 3rd Team! Either way I just hope its a great game! Have a good day

January 21, 2014 9:59 am

Been to many a game myself, hope to retire in my hometown of St. Joseph MO.

January 20, 2014 7:51 pm

Corey: Your wrong Russia and Iran is not actually at this point in time planning to start a war with Israel or it would of already happen, because Russia and Iran needs to be provoked into a war, because they need to have UN to support this type of action against Israel, so the world would support them, even the USA would be against Israel.

Its a push and shove game, so who going to push first?

We need to follow Prophecies, we know that Psalms 83 and Is. 17:1 needs to happen, so we wait?

January 21, 2014 8:21 am

I agree, the final series of battles will be a conglomeration of nations coming against Israel, most likely led by a Russian/Muslim confederation. After which China and Korea will march across the Euphrates and attack. Just my thoughts.

January 21, 2014 11:37 am

John JR: Good Morning! How’s life in the military? Question, how many people in your unit are Christians?

I think Japan will not be in the mixed with China, South Korea, because of more earthquakes and nuclear fallout on their island.

January 21, 2014 11:41 am

John JR: I always wonder what would kill a sea creatures in our oceans, now we see, Japan’s nuclear fallout, radiation in our oceans.

I have heard many different opinions about the 7 year Tribulation, but no one is explaining the 4 Horsemans?

January 21, 2014 11:54 am

Honestly I could not say, not many talk about their faith. I’m in the field most the time so I don’t have much interaction. I think china is chest pounding like n korea does. Radiation does kill but not to the extent of 1/3 of all living sea creatures, still to come. Now a meteor strike, that might do it.

January 21, 2014 4:53 pm

Rev 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

January 20, 2014 10:31 pm

Psa 7:1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
Psa 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
Psa 7:3 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
Psa 7:4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
Psa 7:5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
Psa 7:6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
Psa 7:7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
Psa 7:8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
Psa… Read more »

January 20, 2014 10:37 pm

Tracy: question? Have you ever seen having friends that was not christian for many years and you always got along with them, then they become christians, and it seems they are better than anyone else, and they pick at you, because you do not believe exactly like them, and their goes that long term friendship out the door?

January 21, 2014 1:34 pm

No, I don’t remember anyone trying so very hard to push their beliefs on me.
Matthew 7:1-5 Judge not, that ye be not judged …..
Eph,. 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God ………
Luke 18: 9-14 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others…..
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God……
2Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, ………
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one…….
Romans 14: 10-13 But why dost thou judge thy brother: or why dost thou set at nought thy brother: for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ…..
STL, there is not a one of us who knows exactly how end time events are going to play out. NO, not one. If so, there wouldn’t be so many different interpretations. But, I do know this: Mathew 6:30-33 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the… Read more »

January 21, 2014 4:58 pm

Mar 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
Mar 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
Mar 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Mar 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
Mar 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mar 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee… Read more »

January 21, 2014 1:52 am

Jas 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Jas 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Jas 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Jas 1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
Jas 1:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Jas 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Jas 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Jas 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the… Read more »

January 21, 2014 11:36 am

What is your point here? 15 & 17…

January 21, 2014 4:54 pm


January 22, 2014 8:54 am

What the Sam Hill do you mean? You post random Bible verses and do not explain your intention or interpretation. I have a Bible and read it, I don’t need fluff thrown out for no reason.

January 22, 2014 3:55 pm

Why are you reading it, then?
Here’s one that ought to mean something to you then?

Act 8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Act 8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.