Skip to comments.Anti-tank missile defense system stops attack on IDF tank
Posted on 03/01/2011 10:55:20 AM PST by Nachum
"Trophy" system is activated for the first time during an IDF operation; force identifies and kills the Gazan gunman.
A special missile defense system deployed in IDF armored units stopped an anti-tank missile fired by terrorists near the Gaza security fence, the first time the system has been used during an IDF operation.
The IDF Spokesperson's office reported that the Windbreaker system managed to identify and disable the missile, and that no damage was caused to the tank or its crew. Shortly thereafter, IDF troops identified an armed man in their proximity and opened fire, killing the gunman at the scene.
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i got me own system of windbreaking...;-)
I believe that windbreaking could definitely be the war technology of the future.
God bless Israel.
Windbreaker...I hope that it is more effective than this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWBUl7oT9sA
So, this system emits a cloud of noxious gas that disables anything in the vicinity?
Good follow up on what went down.
Yeah but we don’t wanna be accused of using noxious/posion gas by the mad mohammadans .
Isn’t the Pentagon looking to buy some of these?
LOL! 0b0z0 beat you to it. He's been exercising this system for over two years.
Everytime 0h0m0llah opens his mouth on foreign and domestic policies he breaks wind.
Not to mention the frequent wookie hurricanes on fashion, diet and what have you!
Awesome. I saw this on Future Weapons. Nice to see it worked as intended.
Saw this system too. Very interesting.
When you really think of it, just how bloody bright are these Palestinians in Gaza anyway? Your a Muslim with an RPG; you fire it at an Israeli tank to kill some Jews; the tank’s Trophy system detonates your AT round in flight; Israeli tankers see and kill you. Yup, that sure was smart, Mohammed.
I saw a clip where some idiot with an RPG shot at an Israeli Merkava and missed. The Merkava shot back with a 105mm HE round that took the gunner and part of the building out. Grand plan, eh?
The Iranians also have a system like this. They call it “BREAKING-WIND”. They have a bunch of Infantry sitting on the outside of the tank and boy do they break wind when they see a missile coming.
Yes, but that is obsolete falafel-based anti-missile technology. The true nature of the threat will not become clear until the Iranians can harness hummus-based measures.
Hard to aim your RPG-7 accurately with your eyes watering and all...
Every system has its limitations.
“MSNBC has reported that there is resistance to incorporating Trophy in the US Army. The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted with Raytheon to develop an equivalent system, Quick Kill, which will not be ready before 2011 at the earliest (but now declines to say whether it still is on course to meet that deadline), whereas Trophy could be deployed much sooner. Quick Kill is more similar to Israel’s other developing active protection system, Iron Fist. According to MSNBC’s sources, the reason for not adopting Trophy for now is that it would remove the need for the Raytheon program.
“The Institute for Defense Analyses analyzed 15 active protection systems, including Trophy and Quick Kill, and found Trophy to be the top system. In March 2006, Pentagon testers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren tested Trophy. An official involved with the tests told NBC that Trophy worked in every case. The only anomaly was that in one test, the Trophy round hit the RPGs tail instead of its head. But according to our test criteria, the system was 30 for 30.
“The Government Accountability Office has since reviewed the Army’s actions and issued a report that concluded that the Army and Boeing, the FCS lead systems integrator, followed the regulations to avoid conflicts of interest; that although Raytheon’s technology is not mature, the Army estimated that a prototype for current vehicles could be delivered by 2009; that Army officials found Trophy tests to be unrealistic, and worried that integrating Trophy would delay fielding other capabilities.
“According to the DOD Buzz the United States will be testing the trophy system on a Stryker vehicle in 2010.
“On 12 November 2009, Ph.D. Vladimir Korenkov, who led Russian state unitary enterprise Basalt from 2000 to 2009, stated that The Israeli system of active protection of tanks, Trophy, as any other similar systems, can be evaded. One of the activities of this enterprise was to develop rocket-propelled grenades, designed to destroy modern armament. The rocket-propelled grenade RPG-30, according to Vladimir Korenkov, is designed to overcome these tank defense systems. “All the existing active protection systems in the world share the same idea. This is a radar homing at some distance, close or far, to destroy the target with a warhead that creates fragment stream and explosive field. These systems have common flaws. First of all, the duty cycle, i.e. the time interval of the system response to the threat. RPG-30 easily defeats such a protection system. There is a smaller diameter precursor round in addition to the main round. This precursor acts as a false target spoofing the APS into engaging it and allowing the main round (following the precursor after a slight delay) a clear path to the target, while the APS is stuck in the 0.2 - 0.4 second delay needed to start its next engagement. This time interval is sufficient for defeating the Israeli system”, said Vladimir Korenkov.”
good news, but use of this subtype of system involves some risk to bystanders, especially dismounted infantry, leading to risk of blue-on-blue kills.
News-savvy muzzies will also use the system to generate news of civvy deaths, ie, they’ll put babymilk retarded kids nearby, then shoot an AT missile.
In this way the IDF is damned if they do, damned if they don’t....
I remember there is a competing system called Iron Curtain, or something...
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Its called destroying all who attack you without being hindered or hamstrung by so-called allies esp the current US Prez.
In my experience, a half second is close to an eternity in the world of explosives.
A special missile defense system deployed in IDF armored units stopped an anti-tank missile fired by terrorists near the Gaza security fence... managed to identify and disable the missile, and that no damage was caused to the tank or its crew. Shortly thereafter, IDF troops identified an armed man in their proximity and opened fire, killing the gunman at the scene.Disproportionate response ping. Oops, I mean, "Let's Hear It For Disproportionate Response" ping. ;')
Yay Disproportionate Response!