U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System

U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System
U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System

Israel’s Iron Beam gets American partner. U.S. and Israeli Defence Companies Lockheed Martin and Rafael have joined forces to create a high-energy laser weapon system based on a technology that Israel could market next year.


Two companies want to produce a version of the Iron Beam. This is a laser-based air defence system. It is developed separately by Rafael and Israeli Defence Ministry.

U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System

It is known that the laser system passed a series of tests in the last year. Israel plans to deploy Iron Beam as a low-cost alternative to neutralise enemy rockets and drones by replacing its current interceptor missiles.

U.S. and Israeli Companies to Develop Joint Laser Weapon System

The system unveiled last year costs almost 3.50 USD and disables aerial threats by super-heating. Rafael company started to develop the system in 2014.