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Comments on 'Iron Curtain' Active Protection System
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"Awwe I sure Iron Curtain and was thinking more along the lines of shield from the red alert games. Still the system is pretty cool, however what happens if multiable shots are directed at it at the same time?"
( 12/4/2009 9:55:34 PM)
"It's like they took the ARENA system, flipped it upside down, and mounted it on the roof of a HMMWV. Looks like it might have the same problem as ARENA: Being rather... unhealthy... for anyone who happens to be standing near the vehicle."
( 12/5/2009 8:49:14 AM)
"Supposedly, the device is specifically designed to shoot almost straight down to avoid 'collateral damage' to bystanders and nearby objects."
(Bill Christensen 12/7/2009 4:05:20 PM)
"American defense industries once again prove that there's nothing Israelis can do that they can't do, much later and much more expensive. Check out "Trophy" active protection system. Even wikipedia features a bit of info on the politics behind this:"
(Yossi Preminger 12/9/2009 4:29:00 AM)
"Yossi - great, thanks. I've added references to the article for both the Arena system and Trophy. I read the political comments with interest; the American political system has produced an immense and bloated defense establishment in spite of President Eisenhower's timely warning about the military industrial complex."
(Bill Christensen 12/9/2009 3:04:21 PM)

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