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FLASH: Israel Military Industries (IMI) Develops Bulletproof/Bullet-Resistant Grenade (Defensive Grenade?) for IDF

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By David Crane
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August 27, 2012

This one just came off The Drudge Report wire. Apparently, Israel Military Industries (IMI) has just developed a bulletproof/bullet-resistant grenade (defensive grenade?) that won't explode when you shoot it. That's good news for Israel Defense Forces (IDF) assaulter/operators who want to wear and employ them in combat. The new grenade will most likely be put to the test very soon against Hezbollah forces on the Israeli border when war breaks out between Israel and Iran.

The new grenade will be easier and safer to transport and store, since it's so much more stable and rugged. For now, the Israelis are staying mum on how the grenade accomplishes its bullet resistance.

A senior IMI official named Moshe Elert was quoted saying that the new grenade's mechanism could save (Israeli) soldiers' lives.

DefenseReview will try to find out just how bullet-resistant the new IMI grenade is. What rounds will it stop (7.62x39mm? 7.62x54R?) at what distance? What’s the kill radius? What’s the per-unit cost?

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Company Contact Info:

IMI Services USA
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1410
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 215-4800
E Mail: [email protected]
Fax: (301) 657-1446

IMI Trading USA
570 Seventh Avenue, 11th Floor,
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 836-9529
E-Mail: [email protected]
Fax: (212) 921-1485

Israel Military Industries (IMI) Headquarters POB 1044 Ramat Hasharon 47100, Israel Tel: 972-3-5485222 E Mail: [email protected] Fax: 972-3-5486125 Email Contact Form:


Munition Systems Division Tel: 972-3-5485745 E Mail: [email protected] Fax: 972-3-5485365

Advanced Systems Division Tel: 972-3-5486885 E Mail: [email protected] Fax: 972-3-5486633

Land Systems Division Tel: 972-3-5485790 E Mail: [email protected] Fax: 972-3-5486797

Rocket Systems Division Tel: 972-8-9242684 972-8-9277447/9 E Mail: [email protected] Fax: 972-8-9252896

Small Caliber Ammunition Division Tel: 972-4-6500705 E Mail: [email protected] Fax: 972-4-6560686

IMI Academy Tel: 972-8-9357040/1 E Mail: [email protected] Fax: 972-8-9357042

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