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

  • Israel is preparing for war against Iran and Russia!

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

    • 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.

  • Read Isaiah 9:10.

  • Get with the program sheeple! 🙄 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:

    • Eng good choice!

      • 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.

        • 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

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

  • 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?

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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?

        • 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.

          • 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.

  • 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 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
    Psa 7:10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
    Psa 7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
    Psa 7:12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
    Psa 7:13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
    Psa 7:14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
    Psa 7:15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
    Psa 7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
    Psa 7:17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

  • 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?

    • @STL,
      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 oven, shall he not much more cloth you, O ye of little faith? 31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Where withal shall we be clothed? 32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
      We aren’t supposed to spend our time living in fear. God IS in control of ALL things, not people. AMEN!!

      • 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 to the mountains:
        Mar 13:15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
        Mar 13:16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
        Mar 13:17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
        Mar 13:18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
        Mar 13:19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
        Mar 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
        Mar 13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
        Mar 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
        Mar 13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
        Mar 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
        Mar 13:25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
        Mar 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

  • 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 Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

    • What is your point here? 15 & 17…

      • ??

        • 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.

          • 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.

  • John JR: We know by Ezekiel chapter 39 their will be asteriod coming at earth which will brake apart in our atmosphere, of the Magog War. With Russia/ Muslim countries attacking Isreal. Many Post-Tribbers believe this will not happen until we are well into the Tribulation, But some event will start this Tribulation. And I believe it will be in Prophecy of Psalms 83 and Is. 17:1. And we do not see Syria in the mix of the of this Muslim/ Israel confrontation.

  • I think the asteroid is part of the trumpet judgments which is part of the great tribulation.

  • Tracy: If you so worry about people judging you, maybe you need to hide in a clost! LOL

    • John JR: As I have read Revelation there will be 2 Asteriods hitting the earth and we will will see a 5 month mini ice age.

      • I think there will be multiple impacts as well.

  • Hello everyone. Been a while since my last post but I need someone’s help.
    I have started reading Isaiah and in the first 2 chapter Isaiah mentions “The Day of The Lord” a few times.
    Can someone tell me what day this is?
    Is this the second coming of Jesus when His millenial rule starts?
    Is this God’s judgement day?
    Stay strong in the Gospel. 1 Corinthians 15:3,4.
    God bless.

    • Bo, My believe is different than most, but I believe Peter gave the best explanation of all for that day.

      2Pe 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
      2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

      He also state in that day:

      2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

      Bo, this time of fervent heat of passing away is clearly given in Rev meaning after the millennial reign and after the Great White Throne Judgment.

      Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

      Bo I believe the day of the Lord starts right of the day of the devil which is the tribulation and the antichrist in rule of the earth.

      Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

      I believe, that day is the millennium, (1000 years long) Marriage supper of the Lamb.

  • Ron Murphy connection to Bo post, between the end of the Tribulation and the start of 1000 year reign on earth, there is a lapse period of 75 days that was spoken in Dan. Chapter 12.

    Now connecting 2 Peter 2:10 the works of the earth will melt from fervent heat. The only thing I believe could cause that much heat would be a large sun burst at about 5,000 degrees.

    And if we are going to start all over in the 1000 year reign on earth, everything will need to be destroyed as cities and etc.

    Now with that much heat would evaporate our radition oceans, and possible create an vale over the earth, causing a greenhouse effect of the whole earth being a garden. And with Armeggdon War and every nuclear bomb war, would also get rid of that radition. And with all that oceans disappeared, their will be vast amounts of land to be harvanted. And we know there are mountains will be higher than any mountain we have now?

    • Dan 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
      Dan 12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

      Actually there is only 45 days. And I see no reason to connect it with the millennial reign. STL, I believe it could be referring to the Jews being seal as they are, not having to suffer in God’s wrath. We do have understanding there is a time of silence before God’s wrath. Preparation time must be given as well.

      Rev 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
      Rev 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
      Rev 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

      I believe that 1/2 hour equates to 30 days.

      • Here is another verse to verify what I’m saying.

        Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

        • This 5th plague could also be when that blessing is applied , possibly being at the 45th day of Judgment. This 5th trumpet plague is the only one that shows time restraint, being 5 months long. The 4 trumpets preceding it, could be with in the 45 day allotment.

  • Brenda: Wormwood is a chemical name for iron. And Asteriods have great amount or iron and ice in them

    • It could be a meteor or something else? Your guess is as good as mine.

      • Brenda: when the Asteriods brake up in our atmosphere they become meteors.


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