U.S. Tanks Get an Iron Dome

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The US Army and Marine Corps are set to test tanks with a new version of the iron dome’ system developed by the Israeli government.

The Trophy Active Protection System (APS) uses sensors to detect an anti tank missile is coming.

It then fires small rounds to deflect them, and can also use jammers to mislead the enemy.

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The system is designed to create a protective field around tanks, shooting down incoming missiles before they detonate.

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The Trophy Active Protection System (APS) uses sensors to detect an anti tank missile is coming.

 It then fires small rounds to deflect them, and can also use jammers to mislead the enemy.

Military bosses believe the system could helop protect M1 tanks.

Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh says they are seeing ‘much more sophisticated threat(s) on the ground,’ and adding more armor to the vehicles will just slow them down.

The Corps is already tweaking some M1 Abrams tanks, one of the heaviest in the world, to be able accommodate a Trophy system, according to USNI.

Walsh says they’re also investing in drones designed to spot enemies before they can launch anti-tank missiles.

He told a Senate Armed Services seapower subcommittee hearing on Wednesday that as technology proliferates, the anti-tank threat is rapidly evolving.

‘When we start getting threats on our aircraft, our helicopters, our fixed wing aircraft, [from] infrared missiles, we quickly put out a capability to defeat those types of missiles,’ he said.

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