IDF’s New Mortar Warning System Soon To Be Operational


mortarThe Israel Defense Forces announced Sunday that its new tactical radar system, which aims to warn residents of communities along the Israel-Gaza border of incoming mortar fire, will become fully operationalin October.

While the IDF’s Color Red alert warns of incoming rocket fire and gives Israeli residents of border communities about 15 seconds to reach shelters, it has proved less effective against mortar shells, which usually travel shorter distances at lower altitudes, resulting in residents often having no warning or only a few seconds’ warning of incoming mortars.

This prompted the IDF to develop the new system, which has undergone several successful tests. About 25 of the new radar systems have been deployed in the border communities, and the IDF hopes they will lengthen the warning time for incoming mortar fire by up to eight seconds, giving residents a full 15 seconds to reach shelter. But an IDF official told Israel Hayom that even with the new system, the timeframe for warnings is an educated guess, since it depends on the type of mortar and the location inside Gaza from where it is fired.


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  1. Best defense against mortars is to wipe out every one of them, They are all steeped in Jew-hatred from the womb, no hope of reconciliation there. We’re blamed anyway when we do nothing and give them medical coverage free electricity, etc. so why not?