US to deploy RPG-busting ‘force field’

The US is to field test an innovative Israeli set-up designed to act as a “force field” around armoured vehicles, protecting them from rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-tank missiles, according to a Fox News report. The system, dubbed “Trophy”, uses radar to track incoming threats and then destroys them when they’re in range by attacking the warheads with an “invisible force”, according to Fox. Quite how it does this is, unsurprisingly, classified, but Defense Update understands Trophy is “designed to form a ‘beam’ of fragments, which will intercept any incoming HEAT threat, including RPG rockets at a range of 10 metres to 30 meters from the protected platform”.

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