Safe Mode: On
8 Incredible Technologies Used by the IDF

I thought a few here would be interested in this.
Enjoy.


8 Incredible Technologies Used by the IDF

The very first of the ten fundamental values of the Israel Defense Forces is the defense of the state, its citizens and its residents. In order to achieve this goal, the IDF utilizes a vast array of modern tools, a few of them so new, it’s hard to believe they exist. Today we invite you to take a look at some of the amazing equipment that assists the soldiers of the IDF at fulfilling their missions. Sit back and find out more about eight incredible technologies used by the IDF.

1. The Iron Dome Rocket Defense System:

The Iron Dome System has been deployed in the south of Israel since early 2011 in order to protect Israel’s population from the rockets fired from Gaza.

First of all, the system is the first of its kind. In terms of speed, accuracy and capability, there was no other system like it in the world prior to its introduction. Every individual battery is fully mobile and includes a radar station, a weapons control unit and the actual missile firing unit itself. As soon as an enemy rocket is fired into Israel, the radar station detects and tracks its trajectory and launches a missile of its own to intercept and neutralize the enemy rocket before it can cause any harm.




2. The F-16I ‘Sufa’:

“What’s so special about the F-16?” you ask. “Half of the western world uses it,” you say. Well, this is no ordinary F-16. This is the F-16I ‘Sufa‘. The added ‘I’ stands for Israel, because it has been heavily modified to fit the specific needs of the Israeli Air Force. To make the pilot’s incredible job as easy and effective as possible, the F-16I has been outfitted with cutting-edge weapons system hardware, a specially constructed radar system and a unique helmet system that allows the pilot to launch weapons at an enemy aircraft using sight only. No wonder we nicknamed it ‘Sufa’. That’s Hebrew for ‘Storm’ by the way.




3. The Trophy System:

The Trophy Active Tank Defense System was developed with one goal in mind. To remove the last Achilles’ heel of armored vehicles and tanks – modern anti-tank guided missiles. How does it work? It’s simple: The Trophy’s detection system creates a 360° protective shield around the tank. When an enemy launches a rocket against a tank outfitted with Trophy, the system instantly detects and neutralizes any threat to the tank by firing a missile of its own which blows up the enemy missile.




4. The Merkava IV:

At first glance, the Merkava IV main battle tank may not look so different from other tanks, but sometimes looks can be deceiving. In its current version, the Merkava IV includes an upgraded fire control system with the ability to defend against attack helicopters, a digital battlefield management system and an unprecedented suspension and track system that allows the Merkava IV to move in even the harshest terrains that would force any other tank to its knees. No wonder its considered one of the world’s best tanks.




5. The Elbit Skylark:

Quick, picture a drone! You thought of a full-sized plane, taking off from a runway, didn’t you? That’s because you haven’t heard of the Skylark I-LE. It’s small, it’s lightweight, it can be carried by one person and set up to be ready to fly in less than 8 minutes. 3 hours of flight-time with a live video-feed, day and night, in any weather-condition. The Skylark is quiet as a mouse with the eyes of a hawk. Quickly deployed and quickly recovered. They’ll never even know we were there.




6. The Granite:

It may resemble a Mars Rover, but it is actually the newest addition to the IDF’s Field Intelligence Unit’s line up of ultra-modern observation vehicles. A combination of optical and radar detection systems that can identify a man-sized enemy target from over 7km away, a hidden extendable radar mast or an integrated system that will immediately send live updates of enemy targets to friendly forces in the field are just a few of the trailblazing technologies that make the Granite the future of Field Intelligence Reconnaissance Vehicles. Oh, and did we mention it’s also bulletproof?




7. Tzefa Shirion:

What’s the fastest way to clear a mine field? How about the Tzefa Shirion. Take a 120 meter chain wrapped in about 1000 kilos of C4 and attach it to a rocket. When the rocket is fired the chain uncoils and trails after the rocket. After the chain is fully uncoiled it drops to the ground and is detonated, creating a blast so powerful it simply explodes all the mines in its environment. The result is a 120 meter long and 6-8 meter wide path which troops can now pass through safely. Sounds impressive? Wait until you see it in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GmpjjuMczFc




8. The EyeBall System:

A terrorist is hiding in a building. The soldiers who came to arrest him know that he is in there, but they don’t know where exactly or who is with him. One soldier takes out a little black ball and quietly tosses it into the house. Within seconds the ball stabilizes itself and transmits a full 360° view of the whole room to the soldiers outside. They can now see and hear everything that is going on inside and have all the necessary information to safely enter the house and arrest the terrorist. Only slightly larger than a tennis-ball and equipped with a state-of-the-art camera with infrared capabilities, the Eye-Ball improves the IDF’s soldiers performance, and asserts their status as some of the best fighting forces in the world.




http://idfspokesperson.com/2011/12/26/8-incredible-technologies-used-by-the-idf/


Added: Dec-28-2011 Occurred On: Dec-28-2011
By: Freejay
In:
Other Middle East, Weapons
Tags: Israel, technology. innovation, Middle east, Iron Dome, IDF, F-16i"Sufa", Trophy System, Merkava IV, Elbit Skylark, Granite, Tzefa Shirion, EyeBall System,
Location: Israel (load item map)
Views: 6355 | Comments: 123 | Votes: 4 | Favorites: 2 | Shared: 0 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 2
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first | Highest score first
Liveleak opposes racial slurs - if you do spot comments that fall into this category, please report them for us to review.
  • Comment of user 'EMAG-K' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @EMAG-K i see it as a worthwhile investment being its for a great cause

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (-5) | Report

    • Comment of user 'EMAG-K' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @EMAG-K maybe their parents should have made them stay in school and behave instead of behaing like wild animals but then again we r talking about koranimals

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (-3) | Report

    • @EMAG-K
      Saving Americans their lives in Afghanistan, and other places by using Israeli technology isn't worth while?

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

    • Comment of user 'EMAG-K' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Change the title to '8 Incredible Technologies given to the IDF'

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (4) | Report

    • @stfu_donny
      BINGO, even the American International Trade Commission blacklisted ISRAEL AND CHINA and a few other countries for "Major violations of Intellectual property"

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (1) | Report

    • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @stfu_donny
      than why would the US & Europe buy these technologies from israel?

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (2) | Report

    • @gatyair " It [israel] also has won the right to require the Defense Department or US defense contractors to buy Israeli-made equipment or subsystems, paying 50 to 60 cents on every defense dollar the US gives to Israel...US defense contractors oft More..en resent the buy-Israel requirements and the extra competition subsidized by US taxpayers."

      Posted Jan-26-2012 By 

      (-1) | Report

    • @Catalytic
      Wow, that was quite an incoherent conspiracy theory. Like being approached by a crazy man on the subway, I'll just nod in agreement and hope you go away.

      Posted Jan-28-2012 By 

      (1) | Report

  • And without aid from the US they would just be throwing stones like their buddies.

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (3) | Report

  • Comment of user 'adrianrly' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @adrianrly

      Oh God! A Romanian ass forrest. Few images shake a man to his very core, but that sir would have to be one of them.

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (4) | Report

    • Comment of user 'adrianrly' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @adrianrly
      You sound jealous.

      Good!

      Posted Dec-30-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

    • Comment of user 'adrianrly' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Sorry i couldnt find a pic of the Tzefa Shirion, but the vid is worth looking at!
    The Americans use it in Afghanistan, and call it the Phyton Rocket system.

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (1) | Report

    • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @rclark951 we wouldnt be there if it wasnt for our god call oil

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (1) | Report

    • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @rclark951 this true but out of the top 15 countries that supply oil to the us ...4 are arab countries, 5 are unstable governments 6 if you include russia. in total the us depends on more oil than what canada can give them and the arab countries are close to iran who could ,by threat of war stop oil from comin to the us

      and 13 of those countries have to use tankers to get the oil here which can be come targets of any country that has a hate on for the us

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @gafffer
      "arab countries are close to iran "

      Oh lord, there goes your kneejerk stupidity again

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

  • Future Weapons
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ift2VHwqqK4

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (1) | Report

  • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @rclark951

      1. makes the terrorist put more men in harms way

      2. didnt say it was theirs but the upgrades are

      3. better to have a chance than waiting to get hit

      4. for a main battle tank it can carry a squad of troops or be used as way to evac the wound thru the rear, and yes a tank is a tank i agree

      5. this unit was designed by the israeli company elbit, yes drones were made in many countries but this one was made in irael and sold to countries like canada

      6. true but when some one is tryi More..

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (3) | Report

    • @rclark951
      1) No technology is provides 100% protection.
      2) I agree
      3) Same as 1, but so far your assessment is BS, the system has yet to fail.
      4) And planes are planes, what's your point?
      5) Drones are not American, and the US flies plenty of Israeli made drones.
      6) Not these kinds of SUVs. but anyways SUVs aren't considered hi-tech.
      7) I agree, nothing new here. I think the idea was to point out an Israeli weapon system deployed to Afghanistan, i.e. rub it in.
      8) You're a jackass. This syste More..

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

    • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @rclark951 what you say is true but this is what all countries do whether it be military or soccer

      Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

  • 1,2,5,7 are all american weapons, that the Israeli's have recieved and now say its theirs of course.

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (1) | Report

  • PI$$raeli IDF = certified U.S backed (and funded) terrorists. This statement cant be proven wrong.

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

    • Comment of user 'rclark951' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @PWNINGuTillEternity
      Errrr...no....the IDF stands for Israel defense force .....and protects the country.
      I guess you ignorantly also think that the American Army are terrorists too.

      Posted Dec-29-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

  • Go IDF

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • I'd happily sell them some A-10's and some long range diesel submarines with AIP.

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Comment of user 'buoymarker' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • i can only see 1 thing thats defensive and thats #1

    Posted Dec-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • and of course the white phosphorous on civilians witch burns them so well.... plus the assassination's in foreign's country, another speciality.

    Posted Dec-29-2011 By 

    (0) | Report

  • with all that technology and they still seem to kill way more innocent civilians then the Palestinians....and on top of all the money US gives Israel and Israel still manages to sell US secrets and weapons to China and what does US do in return.....give more money to Israeli aid. Maybe they can start doing all this shit on their own and stop relying on Mommy (US) to always get you out of trouble

    Posted Dec-29-2011 By 

    (-1) | Report

    • @truarabsouljah
      Blah blah blah!
      The terrorists in Gazza and WB are not so innocent.
      And you point out one sole event that happened many decades ago.
      Big deal.
      Go cry somewhere else baby!

      And notice i dont block you like you block me....Only cowards block!

      Posted Dec-30-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @Freejay

      first, i never blocked you, i have never blocked anyone. second, not everyone in the WB and Gaza are terrorists. third, if you are talking about the selling of weapons and secrets to China being one sole event that happened many decades ago, it shows how out of sinc you are with the news, because Israel just did it again by selling Missles and technology to China. So Israel needs to grow some of its own Balls and tell its mother (US) that it is a big boy and can do things on its ow More..

      Posted Dec-30-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @truarabsouljah
      First, Israel only targets terrorists....if the terrorists want to use human shields and hide cowardly behind their women and children, then they are more to blame for the civilian casualties there.
      Yes...it did happen decades ago and hasnt happened since.
      And you need to realize that America needs Israel as much as we need them.
      We are their only true ally here in the ME.

      Posted Dec-30-2011 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @Freejay

      israel may target the terrorist but they kill way more innocent ppl then actual terrorists and they also kill way more innocent palis then palis kill israelis. Israel just got caught selling shit to china this year and it always happens....Mossad also got caught impersonating CIA so its not decades ago and it still fucking happens. america doesnt need israel for shit....if it werent for israel america wouldnt be in all this mess. america needs to drop its support for all foreign na More..

      Posted Jan-14-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @truarabsouljah
      But Pallies kill more Pallies then Israel has in the couple of year.

      And America causing shit in Iran and Iraq has nothing to do with Israel.
      Glad most Americans dont think like you.

      Posted Jan-14-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

  • my tax dollars hard at work

    Posted Dec-28-2011 By 

    (-2) | Report

  • Comment of user 'MAN79' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Comment of user 'OwenHiggins' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • I think its important to remember that the Israelis believe that they have a covenant with The Lord commanding them to utterly destroy every man woman and child in gaza. So long as they dont "them and their gods will be thorns in your side" The Israelis go out to fight the Phillistine a hundred or so times throughout history. This recent offensive against gaza is just another heart beat of the religious world, understand that in the mind of an Israeli, G-D has their back fully and is w More..

    Posted 8 days ago By 

    (0) | Report