Israeli inquiry into the Merkava IV tanks, troops of the first defense systems and equipment
to participate in live-fire attacks on army exercises Merkava IV Main Battle Tank
LONDON August 10 news: According to the Russian” ties “network reported that the Israeli military recently announced the first” coat “(Windbreaker) Tank Active Defense System to complete testing and begin the armed forces. Earlier, the military has in the development and foreign military observers in the case of the system was successfully tested.
to military spokesman said, “coat” system traceable to the anti-tank missiles are close to the tank and fired a small missile with its own intercept. Reportedly, the system can be struck when the distance one’s own implementation of precision tank to intercept tens of meters. According to the military’s plan, the system will be the end of 2010 all new production equipment, the “Merkava” main battle tank.
According to sources, introduction to the military in combat operations against Hezbollah in Lebanon after the start, “coat” system development work. In that operation, a number of vehicles, army tanks were Lebanese Hezbollah anti-tank missiles and rockets destroyed.
be noted that to the military had announced in early May this year, 401 of a tank brigade “Merkava 4″ tank platoon is equipped with a “coat” active defense system. The military said, the future will come for all of the tank installation “coat” defense system. However, since each set of “coat” systems cost about 15-20 million U.S. dollars, so its rate will depend primarily on the military equipment was allocated the number. (Spring)