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Elbit IRON FIST APS for US Army M2A4E1 Bradley

Bradley M2A4E1 with IRON FIST APS [Elbit press release image]

Elbit Systems announces it was awarded an initial contract by GD-OTS to supply IRON FIST (APS) to upgrade the US Army Bradley M2A4E1.


Press Release, Haifa, 05 May 2024: Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an initial contract of approximately $37 million to supply IRON FIST Active Protection Systems (APS) to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) for upgrades to the US Army’s Bradley M2A4E1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). The contract will be performed over a period of 24 months.

The IRON FIST APS is an advanced Hard Kill system aimed at enhancing the self-defence capabilities of armoured platforms against modern battlefield threats. It is the Israel Defense Force’s Second-Generation APS and is characterised by high performance and 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 Anti-Tank Rockets (ATR), Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM), UAS and Loitering threats, in both open terrain and complex urban environments.

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager Elbit Systems Land: “Our IRON FIST Active Protection Systems represent the highest level of innovation, offering comprehensive protection against evolving threats on the modern battlefield. Through this strategic collaboration with GD-OTS, we are honoured to contribute to the enhancement of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, further empowering the US armed forces with enhanced capabilities to fulfil their missions effectively and safely.”


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