Israel’s Rafael has successfully completed a series of tests on the Drone Dome laser-based defense system, adding a new layer of defense to Israel’s skies.
The Drone Dome was successful in intercepting multiple maneuvering targets with laser technology and achieved 100% success in all test scenarios.
The stages of the interceptions included target detection, identification, and interception with a high-power laser beam.
Drone Dome is an innovative end-to-end counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) for securing air space from hostile drones.
Drone Dome offers a modular array comprised of electronic jammers and sensors, allowing effective detection, full identification and neutralization of multiple Micro and Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) threats.
One of Drone Dome’s unique capabilities is integrating laser technology for hard-kill capabilities. When the system performs a positive identification, the system allocates the target to the laser effector, which locks and tracks the target until its destruction.
Drone Dome is designed to address threats posed by hostile drones both in military and civilian sites, offering advanced solutions for maneuvering forces and military facilities, critical border protection, as well as civilian targets such as airports.
The Drone Dome adds another layer of active air a defense to Israel’s skies, which includes the Iron Dome and David’s Sling rocket defense systems.
Israel has periodically faced a drone threat, mostly from the Gaza Strip and occasionally from Syria, launched by Hezbollah or Iranian operatives.
Gaza-based terror organizations have in the past attempted to penetrate Israeli airspace drones wired with an explosive charge.