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Originally posted by JIMC5499
From what the video says it attacks the warhead directly, the weapon may kinetically strike the vehicle but the warhead won't detonate. If this is accurate RPG's and anti-tank missiles may have gone the way of the Dodo.
Originally posted by thelibra
Not at all. All you do is switch to a sabot-design of rocket, designed entirely around concentrating all of it's force into penetration. In fact, perhaps sheath it in a catalyst which will react chemically upon impact for some super-heated liquid metal to be sprayed about the inside of the hole created after impact.
Originally posted by BitRaiser
FOX News strikes again! Posters here should know better than to be taking info from that site/channel.
The Trophy system is NOWHERE near ready for field use. It's not clear if it will become reliable enough to consiter fielding any time soon. Listen to that report a little more carefully.
"Trophy has been successful in two tests."
- Possible to defeat with a ROCK! This thing tracks and fires on incoming solid objects. It can't tell what those objects are. Enemies could use slingshots to hurral rocks into it's detection radious before firing real weapons in order to deplete it's ammuntion.
[edit on 9-4-2006 by BitRaiser]
Originally posted by BitRaiser
This is still a bluesky project that may or may not see practical use. It's arugable that better forms of reactive armour would be more cost effective and reliable.
Originally posted by iskander
Guys, sorry to even further burst your collective bubble, but Trophy is a "re-manufactured" Shtora and Arena type defense system.
Rafael division in Israel does in fact produce such equivalent, because the plans were "acquired" from a Ukrainian T80UD plant, and do to practically non-existent intellectual property laws in Israel, a French Rafael division can manufacture such a system in Israel in accordance with laxed Israeli laws, and the market the product world wide.
For years Russians could not make the system safe for the infantry while retaining its anti-missile effectiveness, and therefore could not field the system safely along infantry units.
Information regarding the means by which they finally solved the problem, apparently did not "make" its way into Israeli hands, thus the stated "problems".
Unless you can throw a rock 200 miles per hour I think that the radar system can tell the difference.
Don't let your opinion of Fox News cloud your judgement.
Originally posted by mad scientist
Interesting term ' blue sky project " however you have used it incorrectly. Blue Sky refers to weapons research which will revolutionise warfare, such as 4th generation pure fusion weapons, matter/anti-matter anihilation weapons or nuclear isomers.
As for teh Arena system, it seems it may never have been deplyed or developed to an operational state.
The upgraded BMP-3 turret with the ARENA-E active protection system and the latest surveillance systems.