Israeli weapons named among ‘Most Important of the Decade' by Forbes

Three Israeli innovations in the field of warfare were highlighted in a recent addition of Forbes Magazine, which focused on the most important new weapons systems developed.

TROPHY APS on US army Abrahms tank (photo credit: RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS)
TROPHY APS on US army Abrahms tank
(photo credit: RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS)
Three Israeli innovations in the field of warfare were highlighted in Forbes magazine, which focused on the most important new weapons systems developed and deployed during the last decade.
One innovation was Stuxnet, a malicious computer program believed to have been in development since 2005, which was used in a 2010 cyberattack targeting Iran’s nuclear program. It is alleged that the program was jointly developed by Israel and the US. The virus worked by targeting Iran’s advanced computer systems responsible for the functioning of its centrifuges, causing major damage when activated.
The magazine said the Iron Dome missile defense system, which was the only one of its type, was a milestone and effective countermeasure against short-range Palestinian rockets while also mentioning that the system has saved lives with its 95% success rate.
The third system mentioned by Forbes was the TROPHY active protection system (APS) for tanks, which is designed to inhibit incoming missiles, rockets and other anti-tank ordnance from striking their target.
“Israel lost 50 tanks to Hezbollah in 2006, but none in the 2014 Hamas war thanks to TROPHY, which fires explosives to destroy incoming rockets. The US has equipped Abrams tanks with it,” Forbes said.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, developer of the Iron Dome and TROPHY, said it was proud to have its systems lauded, but it was even more proud of producing systems “that save Israeli lives every day.”
“We are looking forward to a new decade of action, new systems and developments, and, most importantly – to continue to protect our country’s security,” they added.



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