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Anti-tank missile defense system stops attack on IDF tank
jpost.com ^ | 3/1/11 | BEN HARTMAN

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antitank; defense; missile; system

1 posted on 03/01/2011 10:55:31 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Neat.


2 posted on 03/01/2011 10:57:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: Nachum

i got me own system of windbreaking...;-)


3 posted on 03/01/2011 10:57:48 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Nachum

I believe that windbreaking could definitely be the war technology of the future.


4 posted on 03/01/2011 10:59:22 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: Nachum

God bless Israel.


5 posted on 03/01/2011 10:59:41 AM PST by Armaggedon
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To: Nachum

Windbreaker...I hope that it is more effective than this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWBUl7oT9sA


6 posted on 03/01/2011 11:01:22 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: D_Idaho
Israel releases more details on IDF’s new shield (14.01.2011) The new anti-tank missile defense system, the Trophy, was recently used in a number of Armored Corps exercises. Five facts you didn’t know of the IDF's new shield: 1. The Trophy, also known as ASPRO-A or Meil Ruach in Hebrew (meaning Windbreaker) is an active protection system designed to shield light and heavy military armored vehicles against various types of anti-tank rockets and missiles (used by Hezbollah operatives in the Second Lebanon War, for example). 2. The system is comprised of three elements: threat detection and tracking, launching and, finally, interception. Sensors located on the vehicle's various surfaces enable threat detection and warning subsystems to provide full coverage of the vehicle's surroundings. Neutralizing only takes place if an incoming projectile is detected and identified as a real threat. The launching and interception functions are then activated and neutralizing agents are fired at the incoming threat. 3. Trophy is the fruit of a ten-year collaborative effort between Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aircraft Industries’ Elta Group. 4. Trophy was successfully tested on December, 2010, when an anti-tank missile was fired at a Merkava Mark 4 tank equipped with the system, the tank being operated by soldiers and the Commander of the Armored Corps' 401st Brigade himself sitting in the tank at the time. 5. The Trophy system can be put to full operational use on vehicles in motion, against short range threats, in close and urban terrain and under all weather conditions.

http://globaldefencemedia.com/news_daily/14_01_2011/Trophy.html

7 posted on 03/01/2011 11:01:49 AM PST by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: D_Idaho
Windbreaking: Bush's Fault!


8 posted on 03/01/2011 11:02:18 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?")
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To: Nachum

So, this system emits a cloud of noxious gas that disables anything in the vicinity?


9 posted on 03/01/2011 11:03:11 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Nachum

Good follow up on what went down.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 11:04:04 AM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: camle

Yeah but we don’t wanna be accused of using noxious/posion gas by the mad mohammadans .


11 posted on 03/01/2011 11:04:12 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t the Pentagon looking to buy some of these?


12 posted on 03/01/2011 11:04:12 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Broker

Very Cool!


13 posted on 03/01/2011 11:05:26 AM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: Nebr FAL owner

lol~!


14 posted on 03/01/2011 11:07:09 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
i got me own system of windbreaking..

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!

15 posted on 03/01/2011 11:09:54 AM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: Nachum

Awesome. I saw this on Future Weapons. Nice to see it worked as intended.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 11:10:43 AM PST by Conservative Vet
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To: Conservative Vet

Saw this system too. Very interesting.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 11:13:15 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: camle

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?


18 posted on 03/01/2011 11:15:00 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Nachum

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.


19 posted on 03/01/2011 11:18:45 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer.")
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To: blueunicorn6

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.


20 posted on 03/01/2011 11:29:14 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Which has more wrinkles? Helen Thomas' face or Lawrence O'Donnells' panties?)
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To: Mister Da
So, this system emits a cloud of noxious gas that disables anything in the vicinity?

Hard to aim your RPG-7 accurately with your eyes watering and all...

21 posted on 03/01/2011 11:47:16 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Thunder90

Every system has its limitations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trophy_active_protection_system

“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 RPG’s 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.”


22 posted on 03/01/2011 11:50:58 AM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Nachum

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...


23 posted on 03/01/2011 12:16:36 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Pecos
"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."
I don't see how that could be effective. If the main round is less than half a second behind the precursor round, wouldn't it just hit the explosive field also?
24 posted on 03/01/2011 12:55:06 PM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaVKg1yVoRA


25 posted on 03/01/2011 4:15:27 PM PST by RC51
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26 posted on 03/01/2011 5:23:33 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Nachum
Hey I know of a perfect system which will stop all attacks on the IDF and the Jewish citizenry.

Its called destroying all who attack you without being hindered or hamstrung by so-called allies esp the current US Prez.

27 posted on 03/01/2011 6:42:59 PM PST by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: astyanax

In my experience, a half second is close to an eternity in the world of explosives.


28 posted on 03/02/2011 9:51:52 AM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Nachum.
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. ;')


29 posted on 03/02/2011 6:44:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yay Disproportionate Response!


30 posted on 03/03/2011 2:22:09 AM PST by TheOldLady
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