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Bulgaria May Have Solution To Helo RPG Threat  
User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 19
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

This article isn't heavy on details, but this would be a welcome development. Helicopters are vulnerable to RPG's during certain points in the mission profile.

NATO countries moved a step closer to providing their helicopters with added protection from rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) with the successful demonstration of prototype technology in Bulgaria.
Results of the demonstration, held on 10 October, indicate about 80% probability of protection.
“Participants saw that only one in nine shots exploded,” said Bulgaria’s National Armaments Director, Colonel Nikolay Yankov, “This is a dramatic improvement from last year’s testing.”
The technology, described as “passive”, is designed to be strapped onto helicopters. It prevents rocket-propelled grenades from exploding, thereby improving levels of safety for passengers, crews, and aircraft, from ground-based RPG attacks.

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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5296 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Although helicopters are said to be very difficult to hit with RPGs, could the system be inexpensive enough for retrofitting on existing mid-to-end-life aircraft?


"Helicopters are very difficult to hit with RPGs, but it is not impossible - 'Black Hawk Down' in Mogadishu, Somalia was one example, and the 2005 downing of a MH-47G Special Forces helicopter in Afghanistan was another."

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