Israel Anti-drone system takes down DRONE with a laser-defense system

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Israel-based company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (or just Rafael). It uses a high power laser beam to track and take down hostile drones, even a few of them at once. Rafael shared a video to show off the technology, and it indeed seems pretty powerful.


The company explains that Drone Dome can detect objects as small as 0.002 square meters, at a distance of 3.5 km (2.1 miles). When the system detects the drone, the operator can select between two views on it: “coarse view” (a more distant view) or “fine view” (a close-up view on the drone). You can see in the video how each of them looks.

Then, when it comes to taking a rogue drone down, there are also two options. Drone Dome uses either a radio frequency jammer or the laser beam. In the video above you can see what it looks like when a laser beam is used, and it’s pretty destructive. The plastic housing starts to melt and the drone’s electronics start to fail. There are bits and pieces of plastic and metal falling off the drone, it gets destroyed.
 
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