Israeli Army Gears Up to Test New Tank Shell

30 July 2009 (Last Updated July 30th, 2009 18:30)

The Israeli Army is all set to test a new type of tank shell called Calanit, which is to be used against anti-tank missile squadrons in August 2009. According to the Jerusalem Post, the shell can be fired beyond a hill, exploding in mid air above the target to eliminate hidden mis

The Israeli Army is all set to test a new type of tank shell called Calanit, which is to be used against anti-tank missile squadrons in August 2009.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the shell can be fired beyond a hill, exploding in mid air above the target to eliminate hidden missile squads.

The shell is being developed by by Israel Military Industries to guard against anti-tank missiles, such as those used during the Israeli-Lebanese war in 2006