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Protecting helicopters from kinetic threats – the challenge

Sitting duck, easy target, bull’s-eye. The same idea with many names and one unifying fact – helicopters have become easy prey for any soldier with a vintage anti-tank rocket .While fixed-wing aircraft, tanks and armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are being defended by active and reactive systems, the helicopter is in most cases “naked”.The Israeli air […]

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‘Simply because there is no alternative’

If there was scepticism about the initiative, it disappeared. The need simply eliminated it. The USA needs it, other fighting armies need it. Active protection on low-flying aircraft is an urgent operational requirement. When Flight exposed a few months ago that Rafael plans to adapt its Trophy active protection system for use on helicopters and […]

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Chinook downing may accelerate adoption of new measures

The shooting down of a US Chinook helicopter last Saturday in Afghanistan that killed 38 soldiers – 30 Americans and eight Afghans - will accelerate the efforts to equip helicopters with active systems that can protect them from rockets. This is the assessment of sources in Israel. As reported in Flight, Rafael plans to adapt its […]

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Trophy tank system could protect helicopters from RPGs

It is one of those development programmes a defence company knows it has to undertake – especially in Israel – protecting helicopters from attack from the ground. The engineers and technicians work on the project with the knowledge they are doing the right thing.The problem is international. Helicopters are easy prey for the most simple […]

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Virtual armour, helicopter style

   To say, it will not be an easy task in an understatement, but they will try because the threat is becoming more imminent. The talk about it at this point is in low profile, as if not to create expectations but something is going on. I can say with a great degree of confidence […]

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