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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
The Battalion 9 of the 401st armored brigade made military history today.

The "Windbreaker" (Me'il Ruach) anti-tank missile defense system (aka Trophy) designed by Rafael that was installed in unit's tanks back in 2009 was automatically activated by a tank in/near Gaza that came under missile attack today.

The defense system properly recognized and defended the tank against the anti-tank missile.

The tank crew subsequently took out the hostile enemy forces.

Not only is this the first time the system was used in a combat situation in Israel, it is the first time a system like this has been successfully deployed anywhere in the world.

It is simply a game changer when it comes to tank warfare.

Trophy/Windbreaker is an active protection system that works by spraying a blast of small projectiles in the direction of the incoming anti-tank missile.

Watch the video to learn more:


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