Bennett says 'Israel' to have laser interceptors by 2023, military officials negate
The Israeli occupation is going for laser-based interceptors, and Israeli occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett claims they will be ready just next year while his security officials dismiss his claims.
The Israeli security and military establishments heavily criticized Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett over his statements about the Israeli occupation nearly possessing anti-missile laser defense systems.
Bennett said the Israeli occupation forces were a year away from possessing the aforementioned missile system, but the sources in the security and military establishments said his words were far from reality.
The breakthrough toward obtaining the system had been made around two years ago after many years of working on the project, the sources highlighted, stressing that it would be at least three years before the system is operational.
The sources also said the projects underway were supposed to go hand-to-hand with existing defense systems such as the Iron Dome rather than replace it.
"Israel" speeding up roll-out of laser defense systems
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday "Tel Aviv" was accelerating the roll-out of laser-based interceptors as part of its plan to surround itself with technologies of this kind in addition to reducing the high costs of shooting down any aerial target.
The Israeli occupation estimated in June that such systems would go into service in at least 2025, but Bennett announced a much shorter timeline, saying it would only be a year before such systems are used in action.
Within a year, he said, the Israeli occupation forces "will bring into action a laser-based interception system, first experimentally, and later operationally, first in the south, then in other places."
"And this will enable us, as the years advance, to surround Israel with a wall of lasers which will protect us from missiles, rockets, UAVs, and other threats," he told a gathering at the "Tel Aviv" University's Institute for National Security Studies.
According to Bennett, every missile would cost "a few dollars" to intercept, and he said this new generation of systems could also "serve our friends in the region."