17 Nov 2019

Skeet Shooting Middle-Eastern Style

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Israeli Phalanx Close-in air defense system (by Raytheon) engaging incoming missiles.

This is part of Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system. There appear to be at least two high speed guns out of view of the camera, maybe more. At least 50cal. or maybe 20mm for the range they are shooting. The white can in the foreground appears to be for close-in fire, in the event the longer range guns do not do the job. All this is radar/computer controlled, no human action except to turn it on. What we are seeing are real shoot-downs, rockets launched probably from Lebanon aimed at Tel Aviv or other populated targets. This is cutting-edge American technology.

HT: Henry Bernatonis.

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Norm D. Plume

Without knowing much about it, I am assuming those “tracer” rounds are not just for tracking purposes but, given that the target is a tin can full of explosives, are essentially incendiary rounds? In which case .50 cal might do the job.



Fusil Darne

Democrats told Ronald Reagan it was a waste of time and tax dollars to pursue this.
They fought him tooth and nail to keep him from trying.



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Mike-SMO

I read that the newer Phalanx systems used by the navy also have video sighting systems. That would make tracer ammo useful. So these desert guns might have OTS ammunition.

It makes for better video and probably is reassuring to the gun crews.



Retired Navy

Nice CGI.



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