02.03.2011 26.Adar l, 5771
Anti-tank missile defense system stops attack on IDF tank
"Trophy" system is activated for the first time during an IDF operation; force identifies and kills the Gazan gunman.
The Trophy missile defense system deployed with IDF armored units stopped an antitank missile fired by gunmen near the Gaza Strip security fence on Tuesday – the first time it was used during an IDF operation, and the first time a system of this type was successfully battle-tested anywhere in the world.
The IDF Spokesman’s Office reported that Trophy (known in Hebrew as “Meyil Ruah,” or “Windbreaker”) managed to identify and disable the incoming missile, saying no damage had been caused to the tank or its crew….