Skip to comments.Innovative laser system to intercept incendiary balloons
Posted on 12/27/2019 12:03:52 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Police have developed a laser-based defense system, similar in essence to the Iron Dome system and intended to thwart incendiary balloons and drones launched from Gaza toward Israel, Yisrael Hayom reported.
The laser system is known as the "Light Blade", and police say it is the first in the world to demonstrate operational capability to blast balloons and drones.
The balloons and kite threat from Gaza that sparked fires in the south and hilly localities and that have the capability to carry payloads and other explosive devices, led the Border Patrol and the Police Means Development Department - in collaboration with the Optidefence company to develop this system that recently demonstrated operational ability to intercept.
Development began about a year ago and was led by Border Police Commander Yaakov Shabtai. He accepted a technological solution offered by three experts in the fields of electro-optics and laser. With the assistance of the Police Department of Technology Development, he built an operational model within eight days.
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I guess it has always been the case but it’s a shame that great breakthroughs come about sometimes because of horrible reasons.
Israel shows GREAT restraint because the MUCH EASIER route is to clear enough land around it to have a lot more time to respond.
But it doesn’t.
Doesn’t matter. W Europe and some congress critters here on the left will slam them no matter what they do.
Any word on how effective it is against illegal infiltrators?
Okay, now we’re in Science Fiction territory.
We could mount lasers up and down the border :)
Like those ones that make you disappear on Star Trek
Or we could make soylent green.
I haven’t decided which is better yet.
No telling, but a few large migrating birds will no doubt get zapped.
Hot air ballooning would also become a lot more dangerous.
I can imagine the ads on Fox News at 3 AM. “Are noisy and potentially dangerous hot air balloons passing near your home and disturbing the peace and quiet? Now you can take action using proven Israeli technology . . . “
> I can imagine the ads on Fox News at 3 AM. Are noisy and potentially dangerous hot air balloons passing near your home and disturbing the peace and quiet? Now you can take action using proven Israeli technology . . . <
Id be a buyer if they included a pair of those combat sunglasses.
Plainly, we have a calling to become TV ad writers.
How cruel. Popping innocent balloons before they even hurt anyone. Some broken-hearted child in Ghaza will grow up to become a terrorist because of this./s
Before they can reach civilization and get pureed by a windmill.
Not much for reliable electricity, windmills are deadly bird and bat grinders.
See how--when it suits you--you're as quick as anyone to condemn while others are not convinced!
What is cruel is arabs throwing away generation after generation of kids under the false pretense of fighting for their “land”.
I know i’m too soft of heart but every baby is born just that, a baby.
Arabs turn them into monsters and little suicide machines.
“Palestinians” are SUCKERS for all the arab countries that use them.
But they won’t wake up.
Israel could help them make life GREAT for them and their kids..but they won’t let Israel.
They are FIENDS for doing that to kids.
Intercept them over GAZA and they will stop.
Burning Down The House
fighting with fire
fighting with fire
Watch out - you might get what you’re after
Cool babies - strange but not a stranger
I’m an ordinary guy
Burning down the house
Hold tight - wait till the party’s over
Hold tight - We’re in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house
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