Photo Credit: IAI
The 'Green Rock' mobile anti-missile defense system produced by IAI's ELTA subsidiary.

Israel has just received its newest defense against the Palestinian Authority’s attacks on the western Negev — or anywhere in the country, for that matter.

The new system arrived in IDF hands on Wednesday — the same morning the PA unity government launched another rocket attack from Gaza on southern Israel. The Qassam exploded at the entrance to a kibbutz, about 300 meters from a private home. No one was physically injured, but several people were shaken up.

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With the ‘Green Rock’ mobile autonomous tactical counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar (C-RAM) system, perhaps such attacks will be neutralized in the near future.

The system, to be known to the IDF as ‘Wind Shield,’ was produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)’s ELTA subsidiary. It is installed on a moving vehicle (read: armored car, truck, all-terrain vehicle or whatever have you), and off you go.

It includes a “phased-array doppler radar” which detects the originating launching point of ballistic munitions such as rockets, artillery and mortars, and tracks their trajectories. In addition, it can intercept the fire before it reaches the target. The system can also be used to detect low-flying airborne targets such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), gliders and hovering platforms.

The system will be on display at the Eurostatory exhibition to be held June 16-20 in Paris.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

24 COMMENTS

  1. more proof that using the brains when outnumbered is more effective. (if only G.Bush would have figured it out,we could have stopped the global childish need to shoot someone to get attention.) as for “Israeli Aggression”? look who is calling the Kettle black? “peaceful Syrians” ? “Peaceful Suicide Bombers?” “Lovers of womankind only if she is covered and a virginal 9 year old?” who is kidding who?

  2. if only I could connect to some Israel firms/colleges/institutions…I want to sell Israel products that catch my interest (I know what I want)…and also i show (for money) Rafael once again how to fix a serious problem…in 92 i faxed them my plan to fix the foolish crud arrow missile…all of a sudden arrow and other missiles were so much improved…now i have a way to make mines/and missiles not destroy tanks keeping crews safe! but i want to be paid this time! i am extremely innovative….my sly pass would make by pass operations fast painless scarless go back to work next day
    Yonah is may name ashrei108@aol.com

  3. Love your little “green machine” known as “the rock.” As Kermit the frog would say, “I love being green.” Indeed the color green can be decoded into a lot of power internally and externally. This little baby packs quite a wallup. I may be tiny but I am tough!

  4. The Jewish global mandate: “Light Unto The Nations”. The Jewish Nation of Israel never ceases to positively amaze; blazing the trail in many areas, breaking new grounds, showing the way…
    Any one in doubt about The God of Israel had better note the way He has faithfully kept His thousands of years old promises. Jehovah is surely The God I serve and will ALWAYS serve. HE lives…
    Stride on, Israel. Your Rock stands by you.

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