An anti-tank missile was fired at an IDF tank during routine activity in the southern Gaza Strip a short while ago. For the first time during operational activity, the Trophy (ASPRO-A) system, also known as the “Windbreaker” which is designed to actively protect against anti-tank missiles, had identified, alerted and intercepted the missile.
Shortly afterwards, IDF soldiers identified several terrorists in the area and fired in their direction, identifying a hit.
Terrorist organizations are constantly operating to target Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it.