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Elbit IRON FIST APS European CV90 Contract

IRON FIST APS on CV90 [Elbit press release image]

Elbit Systems awarded $109 million contract by BAE Systems Hägglunds to supply IRON FIST Active Protection System for the CV90 Platform.

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Press Release, Haifa, 11 September 2023: Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a contract worth $109 million to supply BAE Systems Hägglunds (BSH) the IRON FIST Active Protection System (APS) for its CV90 platform, for a European customer. The contract will be carried out over three years.

The IRON FIST APS is characterised by low volume, weight and power requirements. The system provides armoured platforms with 360-degree protection from a wide variety of anti-armour threats, such as rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) and up to KE tank rounds in both open terrain and urban environments.

The APS sensor combines the dual technologies of search-and-track radar and infra-red cameras with data fusion algorithms, allowing for the rapid, reliable and accurate threat detection, identification and tracking. The system destroys threats by launching an explosive charge toward the incoming threat’s vicinity, and exploding it to create a shock wave that breaks apart or deflects the threat at a safe distance from the protected platform.

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land: “Recent conflicts have shown that armored fighting vehicles and tanks face an increased danger to forces on the battlefield. The IRON FIST has been proven to be effective against a range of threats including kinetic energy rounds and drones, neutralising them far from troops inside combat fighting vehicles.”

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