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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

9 Replies to “Allegedly Israeli battle drones taking down rockets”

    • “A video clip of rapid gunfire in the night sky has gone viral on social media with the claim that it is Israel’s latest anti-missile defence system.

      The video shows bright streaks of light against the night sky with the sound of gunfire in the background. There are collisions in the sky and a trail of black smoke is seen, even as burnt-out projectiles drop to the ground. The video was posted by Facebook page Military GUNS’ on September 13, 2019.

      Watch Video HERE

      Till the filing of this story, this video was shared more than 22,000 times. The archived version of the post can be seen here.

      India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found the video to be misleading. This is not an original video of any gunfire but a gaming video done with the help of computer-generated imagery (CGI).

      Many YouTubers such as Eduardo Sampaio have uploaded the same video with the same claim.”
      https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/story/fact-check-clip-from-video-game-goes-viral-as-israel-s-anti-missile-defence-system-1611636-2019-10-21

      • Point taken. But, from what I read, all such YouTube videos are now called “simulation” , not because they all are, although some have to be, but because YouTube’s terms of service will automatically delete them if they now show certain humans being killed. The old apache/A130 antiTaliban strikes in Afghanistan now all seem to be “simulations”.
        This particulate “simulation” seems to be of drones as opposed to rockets and yes, it could be just a video of a test run. But a simulation? Only as a simulated attack and not a CGI one.

        As for that video whose address you posted, I cannot watch it as my FB account was deleted years ago and so I cannot comment upon its reality. I might be partially blind but I can tell a video game from reality as a rule.

  1. I thought those guns looked like the auto-cannons they use on warships. Those R-2 D-2-looking dome-top things that fire thousands of large explosive rounds in seconds and could turn a Japanese Zero into a puff of smoke instantly. And I’ll bet that each one of those thousands of rounds costs about as much as the homemade rocket the Arabs are firing at them. That little display we just saw could have cost a million.

    It makes perfect sense to me that with today’s technology you could make a computer-operated gun that could integrate various different features between the telescope and the radar and God-knows-what else and produce a weapon that could hit a gnat at five kilometers…

    • I think that the fore and aft towers simply use the same type of weapons (powered Gatling) but different calibres. The ones in the foreground seem to be 50 cal. as that is what they sound like but the ones in the background seem to be 20mm with explosive rounds. These are only used for low altitude targets(drones and rockets) as the high altitude missiles have a missile defence system although I did see some nearby turrets(just in case I guess).
      I have wonder for a while how saturation attacks would be countered and now I have a clue.

      Anyone care to bet on the Iranian missile boat carrier reaching Venezuela?

  2. OK. It is a CGI simulation. The weapon system is modeled on the land based CIWS, the Centurion. The sound file is pretty good, except CIWS never sounds like a machine gun, it always sound like a a chain saw – 4500 rds/minute versus under a 1000rds/minute.
    Incoming missile/rocket/artillery targets are much faster, and just blow up. The ‘Battle of Britain’ fire/black smoke trail does not happen – CWIS shreds stuff – and the ‘shot down’ effect is identical through out. The guns also seem to have ‘unlimited’ ammunition. A CIWS slurps through it’s entire load of ammunition – 1555 rounds – in a few very short bursts.
    Fun to watch, but not real.
    Centurion is real, it is a trailer mounted land-based version of the naval Phalanx Close In Weapon System. It is a pneumatically-driven 6 barrel 20mm Vulcan Cannon firing either DU or tungsten ammunition, a Ku-band search/track fire control system backed up with a IR/optical system. It is a stand-alone, autonomous point defense system designed to engage missiles, bombardment rockets, guided bombs and artillery rounds at a range of 1-5 NM.

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