(Great Power War)Until now, talk of high-powered laser weapons has been largely confined to science fiction films, even though lower-powered beams have been a reality for some time.

But the Israeli military is making substantial gains in the area of laser weapon technology beyond using them to simply blind drones or burn holes in small boats.

Defense News reports:

Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced Jan. 8 a “breakthrough” in its development of laser technology to intercept aerial threats. This technological milestone promises to strengthen Israel’s lower-tier missile defense and provides another opportunity for U.S.-Israel research and development cooperation.

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