(Israel National News) Lockheed Martin announced Thursday that it has successfully demonstrated the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system in multiple tests against free-flying Kassam-like rocket targets.

The prototype laser system destroyed eight small-caliber rocket targets in flight at a range of approximately 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) in tests conducted in March and April 2013, reported Opli.net.

Lockheed Martin is developing the transportable, ground-based ADAM laser system to provide a defense against short-range threats, including improvised rockets such as kassam rockets, unmanned aerial systems and small boats.

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