“Iron Beam”: World’s First Energy-based Weapons System

  • Israel has successfully tested the new “Iron Beam” laser-based interception system.
  • The "Iron Beam" is the "world’s first energy-based weapons system" that uses a laser to shoot down incoming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), rockets and mortars.
  • Israel uses Iron Dome as a missile defence system and recently it also tested the C-Dome - a naval variant of the Iron Dome.
  • While these systems are costly, the new Iron Beam will be cheaper with a "cost of $3.50 per shot".