Erik Schechter and Dave Majumdar: Lasers Are No Longer a 'Star Wars' Fantasy - WSJ

"That's all good. But it does nothing to counter drone swarms or short-range mortar attacks, like the one that killed an Israeli at the Erez Crossing last week. That's a job for a laser—and the best indication is that Rafael is now developing Iron Beam. As depicted in company literature, Iron Beam is an electrically powered solid-state laser, mounted on a semitrailer and designed to work in pairs to put maximum wattage on target."