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US President Joe Biden (5- R) and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz (C), tour Israel’s Iron Beam laser defence system at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on July 13, 2022, with caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid (4- R), Israeli expert on technology and innovation Daniel Gold (4- L), Israeli army Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi (5- L) and US Defence Attache in Israel, Brigadier General Shawn A. Harris (3-R). (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

US to give Israel $1.2B for Iron Beam laser weapon

The 100-kilowatt system is designed to defeat a variety of threats such as rockets, artillery, mortars and drones.
GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 14, 2021) — Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration on a static surface training target, Dec. 14, while sailing in the Gulf of Aden. The photograph was captured utilizing a short wave infrared lens and optical filter. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Kates)

Pentagon’s directed energy guru sees ‘uncomfortable choices’ ahead for military commanders

"One of the biggest challenges is simply that early part of the decision-making in that counter kill chain," according to the DOD's principal director for directed energy.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) defeats a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles in the Red Sea, Oct. 19, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau)

Navy SWO boss frustrated by shortage of directed energy weapons

U.S. Navy forces in the Red Sea are trying to defeat kamikaze drones and missile attacks.
US President Joe Biden (L) listens to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he joins a meeting of the Israeli war cabinet in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

White House requesting funding for Israeli laser weapon, other military assistance

The 100-kilowatt laser is designed to intercept a wide range of threats such as rockets, artillery, mortars and drones.