Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 21 March, 2008
Israel Television Channel Two correspondent Ronnie Daniel reported lastnight that Director General of the Ministry of Defense, Brig.Gen.(ret)Pinchas Buchris recently observed the testing of the Nautilus laser anti-aircraft system in New Mexico.
The system was only operational 30% of the time of the tests and when it was operational it was only able to shoot down 8 out of 36 Qassam rockets fired. It was expected to shoot down at least 21.
In light of these results, Israel will not reconsider the Nautilus system.
For the Hebrew video report
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