5 Most Powerful Israeli Weapons Systems: While living in a dangerous neighborhood, Israel always has to worry about getting outgunned and outmanned in the Middle East. That is why it relies on technological breakthroughs for military needs. These innovations produce powerful defense hardware and have led to the development of mighty weapons systems.
Below is a look at what many would consider Israel’s most powerful weapons systems–either coming soon or already on the battlefield.
Laser Iron Dome Will Be Shockingly Powerful
Like other countries, Israel is developing solid-state lasers for defense purposes. Israeli lasers will be used for eliminating drones, aircraft, missiles, rockets, and other incoming projectiles.
Directed energy will be used in conjunction with Israel’s vaunted Iron Dome missile defense system. According to the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, “The system uses a high-energy fiber-optic laser to destroy airborne objects within four to five seconds of firing. Current power levels of the lasers are in the tens of kilowatts and are expected to increase for greater destructive capability.”
Spike LR II Can Sting Adversaries
A surprise on this list because of the system’s innovative qualities, the Spike LR II is Israel’s next-generation missile. The Spike LR II has a range of 3.4 miles and weighs 28 pounds.