A Trophy to Be Proud Of

(Jerusalem Post) Editorial - On Tuesday near the security fence in southern Gaza, the miniature Trophy system, fixed onto all IDF tanks in the Gaza sector, recognized that a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) had been launched at one of the tanks. Trophy intercepted the RPG with a neutralizer and blew up the incoming projectile in mid-air. This was the first time that anti-tank fire had been successfully intercepted under real combat zone conditions, and the implications cannot be overestimated. The proven effectiveness of the Israeli breakthrough is a game-changer. In the Second Lebanon War in 2006, dozens of Israeli tanks were struck and 19 crewmen were killed by Hizbullah anti-tank rockets. The newest Israeli contribution to the modern battlefield will eventually not only save more Israeli lives, but the lives of many Americans too.

2011-03-03 00:00:00

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