Skip to comments.New Defense Against RPGs
Posted on 09/08/2004 4:27:29 PM PDT by muleskinner
United Defense Defeats RPGs with Close-In Counter Measure Active Protection System On Sept. 8, United Defense Industries announced that its Close-In Counter Measure (CICM) active protection system successfully intercepted and destroyed incoming Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) during end-to-end testing at the U.S. Armys Redstone Technical Test Center at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
In successful end-to-end tests, the United Defense CICM system detected launched RPGs, tracked incoming rockets, launched its countermeasures and defeated RPGs before they reached the protected system.
"This successful counter-RPG mission was accomplished in less than nine months through targeted research and development efforts and rapid prototyping capabilities by United Defense and its teammates to quickly develop a successful, affordable near-term counter to RPGs," said Carl Sullinger, CICM Program Manager. "We expect to offer the CICM system to the U.S. military as a force protection measure for our fighting forces in combat while providing a fully compatible path with active defense suites for future systems."
How much does an RPG cost????? anybody known ? I mean there are EVERYWHERE!!!
I wonder if this system is something that can be carried on a Humvee.
Not much, it's just a metal tube and a big bullet filled with explosives.
How about a link.
Now if they can just improve the detection time so it
detonates the warhead just as it clears the launcher.
yeah, but I mean there are not MASS produced, plus you have the launcher... the WESTERN version was about $59, but that was 1980 dollars...
"It will take funding away from schools, Granma, healthcare...." You know the drill.
That's awesome. Like a mini SDI. Those RPGs have been a big problem. Still have problems with roadside bombs too it seems.
Alabama munitions ping...
3 Full Legislative Days Left Until The AWB Expires
I have a better counter measure. Drench the muslim bast@rds in pig fat and then set them on fire. It will be a nice preview of what they will have to endure in the afterlife.
The Chinese and Russians mass manufactured them, and the Islamokazis make 'em as fast as they know how.
Hmmmmm, that sounds like it puts a lot of lead in the general direction oft the shooter...
BUT>>>>>>>>> it has no value in a "non-urban" war
That would be a nice easy way to save a couple of bucks on a countermeasure, wouldn't it?
They have plenty of value to the Islamist thugs whose primary targets are unarmed women and children. If there were ever a real battle, they'd be fleeing, not firing.
I seem to recall that chain link fence worked pretty well in Viet Nam. Anything to make it detonate far enough away to diffuse the jet stream.
And I am beginning to believe that they speak Farsi if you know what I mean. It is a LONG border... and they would LOVE to have TWO SHIITE states next to each other
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