Israel Develops New System to Deflect Anti-Tank Missiles

[Ynet News] Arie Egozi - Israel Military Industries (IMI) has developed a new, innovative defense system that intercepts and deflects the flight paths of anti-tank missiles aimed at infantry and armored forces, Yediot Ahronot reported Wednesday. The "Shock Absorber" is a portable anti-missile system which can be deployed on the ground within minutes. "The system can disrupt the paths of missiles like the Kornet and Milan, used by Hizbullah in the Second Lebanon War," said Eyal Ben-Haim, head of IMI's Land Systems Division. "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."

2009-10-08 06:00:00

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