Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

StartUps

Rafael To Protect Helicopters With New Anti Missile System

/ By Jewish Business News service /

Rafael , Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, is developing the concept of an active protection system for helicopters. A recent ground test proved according to the company that the solution can become a very efficient protection system for helicopters.

Photo-Credit-IDF-Spokesman1Such a system is critical for helicopters carrying ant terror units in battle areas.

Dubbed “Flicker”, the system works similar to the company’s ‘Trophy’ that was developed to defend tanks and APC’s, from rockets and shells. This system is operational on the Israeli defense forces (IDF) Merkava Mk4 main battle tanks.

The ‘Trophy’ creates a hemispheric protected zone around the vehicle where incoming threats are intercepted and defeated. When a threat is detected identified and verified, the system launches the classified interceptor and it deflects and destabilizes the rocket or shell so that it does not hit its target.

While the Israeli airforce (IAF) helicopters are using EW systems against missiles there is a need to protect them against weapons like RPG rockets. These have downed many helicopters in Iraq , Somalia and Afghanistan.

The “Flicker” is designed to launch a special projectile that will defeat the incoming threat.

The effort now is to downsize the system’s sub units and to pack them is a way that will be applicable for installation on a helicopter.

Courtesy of  i-HLS.com

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Newsletter

Advertisement

You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...

empty

The contract signed between the Israeli government and Pfizer shows clearly and unequivocally that this is a clinical study on humans - The agreement...

Travel

After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

Business

Now Platika joins and elite club of $10 billion plus Israeli firms.

Advertisement
cialis cialis satış