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2021/06/18 

國防焦點

【6月18日】看軍聞學英語
(取自美國陸軍網站)

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原文:

 Considered among the most advanced defense systems in the word, the Iron Dome uses radar to identify and destroy incoming threats before they can cause damage. The all-weather system was specially designed to help combat shorter-range rudimentary weapons like the rockets fired from Gaza.

 The Iron Dome was expensive to develop but manufacturers say it is cost-effective because of technology it uses to differentiate between missiles likely to hit built-up areas and those that won't. Static and mobile units only launch interceptor missiles to shoot-down anything interpreted as dangerous.

 A decade since the Iron Dome became operational, Israel now has 10 batteries deployed across the country, each with three to four launchers that can fire 20 interceptor missiles.

 ‘The number of Israelis killed and wounded would be far higher if it had not been for the Iron Dome system, which has been a life saver as it always is,’ Israeli military spokesman Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said this week.

中譯:

 名列世界最先進防禦系統之林的「鐵穹」,會在來襲威脅造成損害前,以雷達識別並摧毀之。此一全天候防空系統,專用於協力打擊如加薩所發射的火箭彈等各式初階短程武器。

 「鐵穹」開發成本昂貴,但製造商認為該系統很划算,因為其所運用的科技,能區分可能會擊中與不會擊中建築密集區的飛彈。定點及機動部隊,只會對其判讀為危險的各式物體,發射攔截飛彈擊落之。

 自「鐵穹」形成戰力以來的這10個年頭,以色列全國已部署了10個飛彈連,各連均配賦3至4座可發射20枚攔截飛彈的發射架。

 以國軍事發言人康里克斯中校本週表示:「若不是有素為人命救星的「鐵穹」系統,以色列死傷人數恐會高出許多。」(第10篇/共13篇)

-關鍵軍語-

 ※radar:

 A system for detecting the presence, direction, distance, and speed of aircraft, ships, and other objects

 ※built-up area:

 An area which has a lot of buildings in it.

 ※battery:

 A company-sized tactical and administrative artillery unit.

例句:

 Patriot missile batteries deployed in Iraq aim to better protect coalition forces.

 部署於伊拉克的愛國者飛彈連,旨在強化聯軍部隊的安全防護。

嘉.言.語.錄

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-- Baltasar Gracián

 知識與勇氣,為成就大業之要素。此兩者均具不朽之特質,因而得以成就不朽之偉業。一個人的程度取決於其所掌握的知識,而智者方能成就一切。--巴爾塔沙·葛拉西安

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