Israel uses 'airborne laser' to shoot down drones in huge leap forward for its defence systems

Israel uses 'airborne laser' to shoot down drones in huge leap forward for its defence systems

Daily Mail·2021-06-22 07:01

Israel has used an airborne laser to shoot down drones in a series of tests, officials said Monday, calling it a 'milestone' for its already powerful defence systems.

During the tests, a prototype of the high-power laser system carried on a small civilian plane 'successfully intercepted several [drones]', said Yaniv Rotem, head of the defence ministry's research and development unit.

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