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Arab countries and Israel have something in common when it comes to security and defense. Enemy number one for both is Iran. Now that relations between Arab countries and Israel are becoming friendlier day by day, the defense sector is no exception.
According to reports, Israel is going to deliver its most advanced and highly effective laser-powered air defenses to Arab countries very soon. Its name is Iron Beam. It will start in Saudi Arabia, but before delivery, there will be negotiations between the US and Israel. The aim is to make a no-objection agreement. That is, no one should object to it.
Biden and Lapid will talk
According to a special report by the ‘Times of Israel’, the top leadership of Israel and the United States will hold talks before providing laser-powered air defense systems to Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure that there are no differences in the firm friendship between the United States and Israel regarding the agreement. US President Joe Biden and Israel’s Interim Prime Minister Yair Labit will hold talks soon.
The Iron Beam project was approved under former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel does not specify its research and development budget.
The first two countries will receive
According to the report, Israel and the US are now focusing on the Gulf. It also aims to reduce China’s growing influence in the Gulf. It is feared that Iran may launch missile and drone attacks on Arab countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar may also come under his attack.
On Monday, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz acknowledged that the Israeli military is in talks with Saudi and Qatar over the issue of air defense missile systems. Alliance can also be formed in this issue. Joe Biden will tour Saudi Arabia and Israel from July 13 to 16.
Iron beams are said to cost less to fire than a pizza. Advanced studies are underway in this regard.
UAV rockets and motors can be destroyed by laser
Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett shared a video of the iron beam two months ago. Bennett said – We have successfully tested a new iron beam laser interception system. It is the world’s first energy-based weapon system. It can shoot down UAV rockets and motors with the help of laser. With this, the attack costs only $3.50 which is about 267 rupees.
Israel already had the Iron Dome missile defense system. Now he has come up with the Iron Beam Defense System.
Years of testing
Israel’s Ministry of Defense has been testing this laser-based defense system for years. It shot down a drone last year. Recently it was tested against unguided missiles and anti-tank missiles and was successful. Currently, it is used by the Israeli Air Force and Ground Forces. Along with this, research is also underway on an improved version of the Iron Beam.
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