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Israel to use laser air defense system within year, PM says

Naftali Bennett also said he hopes ongoing talks over Iran's nuclear program "end without agreement."
An Israeli air force mechanic inspects an F-16 fighter at Ovda air force base north of the Israeli city of Eilat, on Oct. 24, 2021.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett unveiled a new timeline for the country’s rollout of a laser air defense system, saying the technology would be ready within a year.

Bennett said Israel will surround itself with a “laser wall” of air defenses amid increasing threats by the proliferation of Iranian-made and Iranian-inspired drones and missiles in the Middle East.

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