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DARPA's created what it's calling the Iron Curtain, which is a system that mounts on top of a Humvee and takes out any rockets shot in its direction. It's pretty nuts.

They've been working on these Active Protection Systems for a while now, but this is the first that works on a moving vehicle. As Danger Room details, It uses radar, optical sensors and some other secret elements to detect projectiles. It then destroys them right before impact, creating an explosion but one that is much less harmful to the vehicle.
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That is pretty cool.. but the bad guys will find some way to overcome this system.
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That is pretty cool.. but the bad guys will find some way to overcome this system.
We never would've advanced past a crude club if they didn't.

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Saw that on Military Channel a couple of months ago. WAY cool...

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it says it shoots down, what happens if the attack come from above?
or throw a grenade on the roof of the humvee

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It only protects the sides, primarily from RPG and similar fire.

Doesn't protect underneath from IED's either.

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