A video of the US Embassy in Baghdad using its anti-rocket C-RAM system to quell rockets has surfaced online.
The video which emanated from Nafiseh Kohnavard, a bilingual correspondent for the BBC World Service mainly covering Iraq, Syria, Turkey and ISIS was shared by Hananya Naftali, an Israeli Jew via his Facebook page.
Naftali had captioned the post, “BREAKING: US Embassy in Baghdad activated its anti-rocket C-RAM system as it came under fire moments ago.
“I pray for the protection of any US personnel in Iraq. You can count of Israel as your true ally in the Middle East”.
The anti-rocket C-RAM system (Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar) also nicknamed Centurion Weapon System is a Land–Based Phalanx Weapon System with the capability of integration with other protection sensors and systems. Designed and manufactured by the American Company Raytheon, Phalanx is a rapid–fire, computer–controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks, and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated all other defense systems. The Phalanx was designed in the beginning as a ship–based anti–missile system. The Centurion™ Weapon System mission represents a revolutionary approach to countering insurgent activities by intercepting rockets, artillery and mortar rounds in the air before impact, thereby, reducing or eliminating any damage they might cause.