Anti-Tank Missiles Deflected by New Israeli Defense System

Anti-Tank Missiles Deflected by New Israeli Defense System

Anti-Tank Missiles Deflected by New Israeli Defense System, Washington Free BeaconAbraham Rabinovich, July 24, 2014

Gaza tunnels remain major threat to Israeli security.

Mideast Israel PalestiniansAn Israeli tank moves through the morning mist near the Israel and Gaza border / AP

Installed on Israel’s most-advanced tank, the Merkava 1V, the system’s sensors instantly identify a rocket or RPG heading toward it. Without intervention of the crew, the system fires pellets that detonate the rocket at a safe distance from the tank. It also informs the crew of the location from which the incoming rocket was launched, permitting counter-fire.

JERUSALEM–At least five times in the past week in Gaza, Israeli tanks equipped with a revolutionary defense system have deflected anti-tank missiles fired at them by Hamas fighters, according to the Israeli army.

The success of the Windbreaker system, as it is called in Israel, augments on the ground the…

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