'Force field' technology could make US tanks unstoppable

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    'Force field' technology could make US tanks unstoppable

    Astonishingly futuristic new tech creates a seemingly invisible, impenetrable, protective bubble around military armored vehicles making enemy attempts to fire at U.S. tanks pretty pointless – those rounds won’t hit the tank, they’ll explode mid-air.

    Think of it almost like making a tank smart enough to defend itself. With the upgrade, tanks automatically protect the crew inside and prevent enemy rounds from making contact with the armor.

    Within the blink of an eye, this remarkable technology detects the enemy fire, locates it and launches a response that destroys the threat at a safe distance from the vehicle.

    It is sort of like a tiny missile defense system used to protect countries– but one designed to ride along with armored vehicles.

    RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) and even Anti-Tank Guided Missiles that can slay tanks are stopped mid-air, precisely intercepted and prevented from hitting the U.S. military tank.

    Most types of enemy fire will never reach a tank protected with this tech. It will change warfare forever.
     
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    Cool tech.
     
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    China, Russia, N.Korea and the entire Middle East just collectively shit their pants. Kewel stuff!
     
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    Can it stop hyper sonic projectiles, or missiles? Armor isn't the only technology that is advancing...
     
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    Unless I misunderstood it doesn't appear to be a real shield as in like the ones they had in Star Trek. It seems to be a way to detonate incoming ordinance, target the source and return fire.
     
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    I wonder how much space the Bradley system will take up in the back. Space is already highly limited. Cool concept nevertheless. I am picturing rolling away from danger in an M113 at the mighty escape speed of 35 mph, if you're lucky.
     
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    According to the video Russia already has it.
     
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    It's not that big, in this picture you can see it mounted on the back of a much smaller vehicle. Two launchers covering different firing arcs, looks like two rounds each. There are also small sensors mounted on the corners.

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    Obviously this system isn't a "force field" like spammy article title implies, it doesn't allow a vehicle to just drive along slowly impregnable to any and all fire laughing at the futility of their attacks. It's a last ditch defense that gives them a couple more lives until they can manually reload it.

    The tank version Trophy is bigger than Iron Fist and uses something akin to a shotgun pellets countermeasure (as opposed to an anti-missile round of Iron Fist), setup is similar with two launchers near the back covering both sides launch arcs. The tank below has trophy installed, the darker flat panels in front of the turret are sensors and the countermeasures can be see on top back of turret sticking up.

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    Trophy is already combat proven, it has successfully intercepted both rocket propelled grenades and Kornet anti-tank missiles dozens of times to protect IDF tanks.

    Something I've always wondered with APS systems like this coming online is how much of a threat is it to nearby friendlies. I sure wouldn't to be in a Hummer or on foot near a tank that decides it needs to shotgun a cloud of pellets to one side to defeat a potential incoming threat.
     

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