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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday March 05 2014, @11:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the throw-me-a-bone-here dept.

AnonTechie writes:

First Stop: Skyshield ... Next Stop: Skynet"

From an article in Wired:

Israel is finally ready to combat shoulder-launched missiles and they're going to do it with lasers. Israel's Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday that SkyShield, developed by Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, had successfully completed testing and is certified for commercial use to combat the threat of man-portable surface-to-air missile systems (MANPADS) by combining advanced laser detection and disruption technologies.

 
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Kell on Wednesday March 05 2014, @12:05PM

    by Kell (292) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @12:05PM (#11281)

    I think the idea is to just dazzle the missile guidance system as a countermeasure? I don't see this as being anything other than a fully automated reactive system. Then again, I also didn't RTFA, so ... yeah.

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