TechHamas fighters on motorcycles vs IDF. Unmanned turret in action

Hamas fighters on motorcycles vs IDF. Unmanned turret in action

Israeli remote-controlled turret vs Hamas fighters on motorcycles.
Israeli remote-controlled turret vs Hamas fighters on motorcycles.
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12:08 PM EDT, October 17, 2023

Hamas fighters use motorcycles for quick movement. However, these are very vulnerable to gunfire and are not always enough to overcome Israeli armed observation points. We present the result of such a clash.

One aspect of Hamas' successful raid on the territory bordering the Gaza Strip was the surprise and speed of the fighters' movement. One of the tools, in addition to the tunnel network, were also motorcycles that allowed for quick movement in difficult terrain.

However, they do not provide any protection, which can be catastrophic in a clash with Israeli remotely controlled armed stations deployed along the Gaza Strip. Below, you can see how a remotely controlled large caliber Browning M2 machine gun dealt with the Hamas fighters. Most likely, a fuel tank and/or, for example, a grenade carried from an RPG-7 grenade launcher or something similar was hit.

Israel's Perimeter Barrier around the Gaza Strip

The border of Israel with the Gaza Strip is much more than just a reinforced fence patrolled by Merkava tanks. Complementing the physical barrier is a system based on a network of various types of sensors, the data from which is transmitted to the headquarters, significantly improving the decision-making process.

Israel has recently been a pioneer in the use of perimeter systems, now employed along the Polish-Belarusian and Polish-Russian borders. One of the components of the Israeli electronic layer are dedicated towers with a set of day and thermal cameras, additionally armed with remotely controlled modules with large caliber Browning M2 machine guns, caliber 0.5x3.9 in NATO, and launchers for guided anti-tank Spike missiles.

Such armament allows for combating targets in the form of soldiers or light vehicles at a distance of up to about 1.24 miles, and heavier objects like tanks at a distance of 2.49/3.42 miles depending on the version of Spike missiles. It's worth noting that, judging by the operator's voice, she is able to monitor several observation points, which significantly reduces the number of personnel needed to monitor miles of the border.

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