October 2022 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is participating in AUSA 2022, the Association of the US Army’s annual conference, in Washington, D.C. from October 10-12, 2022. For the first time, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and its RAFAEL USA subsidiary will be presenting the IRON BEAM High Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS).
RAFAEL’s IRON BEAM is a 100kW class High Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS) is the first laser system of its kind to have been documented intercepting a range of aerial threats. It is on track to become the first operational laser-based defense system that effectively intercepts a wide spectrum of threats – including RAM and UAVs as well as swarms of mini-UAVs – with pinpoint accuracy from a range of a few hundred yards to up to several miles. IRON BEAM is designed to complement the world-renowned IRON DOME air defense system, bolstering RAFAEL’s multi-layered defense portfolio.
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