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        1/20/2014, Shevat 19, 5774

      Israel to Unveil New Interceptor for Short-Range Rockets


      Israel plans to deploy a new missile shield known as "Iron Beam" next year which would use a laser to blow up short-range rockets and mortar bombs, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing an Israeli defense industry official.

      The system is designed to deal with threats that fly on too small a trajectory to be engaged efficiently by Iron Dome, the system credited with a very high success rate against rockets fired by Gaza terrorists.