Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Awesome Military Technology-- The Iron Curtain

DARPA, the creators of the original Internet, call their new Active Protection System, "The Iron Curtain."  The system mounts on top of a Humvee and takes out any rockets shot in its direction.  Simply put-- Effinsweet.

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.

Think it's too good to be true?  Check it out in action:

[Link: Gizmodo]

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