Ya'alon: Only Tanks Could Withstand Hizbullah's Kornet Missiles

(Israel Hayom) Lilach Shoval - In response to questions on why the soldiers who were killed in Wednesday's Hizbullah rocket attack on the Lebanese border were riding in unarmored vehicles, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon told Army Radio on Thursday, "In the case of this type of [Kornet anti-tank] missile, an armored vehicle also would not have protected [the soldiers], unless it was a Merkava tank." Another defense official said it was doubtful an armored vehicle without an active protection system, such as the IDF's Trophy system, would be able to withstand those missiles.

2015-01-30 00:00:00

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