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  10/31/2012, Cheshvan 15, 5773

New Israeli Shell Can Shoot First, Explode Later

A new Israeli invention called "Fuse 137" allows soldiers to fire a shell but have the shell explode later, as opposed to immediately upon impact. IDF Sergeant Omer Bassan told Arutz Sheva news that the projectile contains a computer system loaded with software enabling the shell to explode "considering the temperature and wind in relation to the shooting."
Bassan said he was surprised to discover during the course of his training that the person who invented the system was his own father, Benny Bassan. The details of the new invention including those that developed it were not disclosed to outsiders until now.