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​BPI may re-emerge in Israel as extra piece of BMD jigsaw

14th February 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


There has been a revival of support in Israel for laser rocket interceptor and boost-phase intercept (BPI) technology.

While BPI remains a distant prospect, it is clear that Israel is exploring how to add more layers of defence against the looming threat posed by Iranian ballistic missiles.

For example, there are plans to build and launch nanosatellites that will be launched in swarms to achieve almost real-time coverage of areas 'of interest'.

Israeli sources also mentioned to Shephard that a BPI system could make use of the IR search and track sensors on Israeli Air Force F-35As (pictured).

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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