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  • Friday, May 07, 2004

    Joint US/Israeli Laser successfully shoots down Long-Range Missile

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    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A laser beam under joint Israeli-U.S. development destroyed a long-range rocket for the first time in a test in the skies over the American Southwest, Israel's Defense Ministry said on Friday.

    Israel has sought an effective defense against ballistic missiles since 1991 when Iraq launched Scuds into the Jewish state during the first Gulf War. It has since developed the Arrow anti-ballistic missile with U.S. funding.

    Israel has been on the cutting edge of ABM technology ever since the First Gulf War, and for good reason. I suspect that in 10 years, any theater ABM system we deploy will have either been built, designed or tested in Israel.

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