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Friday, October 09, 2009

'Shock absorber' to fight anti-tank missiles

Israel Military Industries (IMI) has developed a 'shock absorber' system that protects armored and infantry troops by deflecting anti-tank missiles.
The system will be featured in an IMI display in a weapons exposition in the US. Various militaries worldwide have already expressed keen interest in the system.

Shock Absorber is a portable anti-missile system, which allows is to be deployed on ground within minutes.

"The system can disrupt the paths of missile the likes of Kornet and Milan, used by Hezbollah in the Second Lebanon War," Eyal Ben-Haim, head of IMI's Land Systems Division said.

"Such missiles are controlled by a handler who navigates them to their target. Our system ensures the missile hits anywhere but where it was aimed at."

The development of Shock Absorber was part of the IDF's post-war analysis of the 2006 Lebanon campaign and it incorporated operational lessons from Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, as well.


At 2:51 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

This will save a lot of lives in a future war... and there are always new lessons to be learnt.

Congrats to the IAI for a new technological breakthrough in a military application!

At 3:19 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Won't the deflected missiles hit nearby civilians? Israel will get blamed.

At 2:09 PM, Blogger valthunder said...

Israel is ALWAYS blamed, no matter what!


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