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Major defense technology leak? Israeli missile interceptor falls in Gaza Strip intact

Major defense technology leak? Israeli missile interceptor falls in Gaza Strip intact

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Just hours after we posted a story about a report that an Israeli Stunner surface-to-air missile used in the David’s Sling medium-range air defense system fell into Syrian territory and was transferred by the Assad regime to Russia, images have appeared on social media showing what appears to be the intact fuse section of a Tamir interceptor used by the Iron Dome system. This proximity fuse system is highly advanced as it has to detect a small and fast-flying target — a rocket in most cases — and detonate the missile’s warhead with perfect timing in order to destroy it. It is also highly miniaturized yet hardened enough to withstand the extreme G forces sustained by the super-maneuverable interceptor. UPDATE: Upon further review of the photos, I actually believe the section includes the missile’s active radar seeker, as well. That seems to be the component hanging out of the front of the tube. In other words, this would be the entire seeker and fuse section forward of the fins….
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