U.S. has chosen Israeli Iron Fist active protection system to secure armoured personnel carrier 10906162

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U.S. has chosen Israeli Iron Fist active protection system to secure armoured personnel carrier.
United States has chosen the Israeli active protection system "Iron Fist Light Configuration " to protect light and medium armoured vehicle personnel carrier. The system is designed and manufactured by the Israel Military Industries (IMI).
     
United States has chosen the Israeli active protection system "Iron Fist Light Configuration " to protect light and medium armoured vehicle personnel carrier. The system is designed and manufactured by the Israel Military Industries (IMI). Israeli-made IMI Iron Fist active protection system
     

Iron Fist is a hard-kill active protection system (APS) designed by Israel Military Industries (IMI), with a modular design allowing adaptation to a range of platforms ranging from light utility vehicles to heavy armoured fighting vehicles.

The U.S. Army’s decision was influenced by the system’s light weight and ability to fire interceptors without shock, as well as an attractive price-tag, Zafir said. He also praised its ability to defend against RPGs, rockets, and anti-tank missiles.

The system has been successfully tested against a wide variety of threats including rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank guided missiles and tank-fired HEAT ammunition and kinetic energy penetrators.

IRON FIST employs a sophisticated, multi-sensor early warning system, utilizing both infrared and radar sensors, providing the crew with enhanced situational awareness and early warning from potential threats. Upon a threat warning, the modular system employs the multi-layered defenses, comprising electro-optical jammers, Instantaneous smoke screens and, if necessary, an interceptor-based hard kill Active Protection System (APS).

IRON FIST APS was also selected by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as the Active Protection System designed to protect the Namer heavy infantry fighting vehicle.
 

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