U.S. Army Soldiers Conduct A Live Fire Test From The Monstrously Powerful C-RAM In Iraq & AfghanistanC-RAM C-RAM
After the initial 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Multinational Force Iraq (MNF-I) observed that the majority of their casualties weren’t due to direct fire, but an increasing number was caused by attacks from rockets, artillery, and mortars. After an operational request was made, an initiative was taken to address this situation. The Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar, abbreviated to “C-RAM” or “Counter-RAM,” is a set of systems used to detect or destroy incoming artillery, rockets and mortar rounds in the air before they ever hit their ground targets.
It could be said that the C-Ram is a land version of such weapons systems as the Phalanx CIWS radar-controlled rapid-fire gun for close in protection of vessels from missiles. The system was subsequently deployed in Iraq to protect the Green Zone and Camp Victory in Baghdad, Joint Base Balad near Balad, Iraq, and by the British Army in southern Iraq. Laser-based solutions are being studied for further integration to the system.
This video provides a demonstration of the system capable of countering almost any incoming attack.
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