Iron Fist



Iron Fist


Active Protection Systems (APS) uses sensors, tracking radar, launchers and countermeasure munitions to defeat and/or deflect anti-tank guided missiles and rocket-propelled grenades away from combat vehicles. APS technology enhances force protection and survivability, especially when combined with a passive armor protection system.

Iron Fist Active Protection System

General Dynamics in cooperation with Elbit Systems takes active protection to the next level with the new Iron Fist (IF) Active Protection System (APS). IF is a generic add on configuration applicable for all kind of armored platforms from light 4×4 vehicles up to medium and heavy Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV).

The System’s hard-kill concept is based on intercepting the threat by launching a small warhead and initiating it at a safe distance from the protected platform, at a precisely calculated moment, and defeating or destructing the threat through a shock-wave effect.

IF provides 360-degree protection coverage for close range scenarios in both open terrain and urban environments. Through its two sensing techniques – a search-and-track radar and staring infrared sensor – the System offers a unique Situational Awareness capability with robust and reliable threat detection, accurate trajectory prediction as well as short reaction time in all terrain environments. The revolutionary design of the IF minimizes the dimensions of the APS while maintaining combat efficacy and force protection.

Enhancing the self defense capacity of armored platforms for the ultimate in soldier protection.

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