Israel's MerkavaMy jaw still hangs on the floor after reading about “Trophy,” a newly developed technology invented by RAFAEL and Elta systems for the IDF (surely after watching lots of science fiction flicks).

The system protects armored vehicles by intercepting and destroying missiles, rockets and other projectiles with some sort of blast before they hit the vehicle.

According to RAFAEL, the system works against all types of guided anti-tank missiles and rockets, including the ubiquitous rocket propelled grenades. The company said the system includes four flat-panel antennas and a search radar that are mounted on the armored vehicle.

They can detect incoming projectiles from 360 degrees and calculate their approach. Its computer then determines the exact moment and angle to fire its neutralizers (small metal pellets like a shotgun blast).

Wow! This is almost as cool as finding a star of David hidden among nature’s little building blocks.

Read about it here.

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  • Wow! This is almost as cool as finding a star of David hidden among nature’s little building blocks.

    but not as

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