Israeli Eitan Vehicles to get Iron Fist Countermeasures

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Israeli Eitan Vehicles to get Iron Fist Countermeasures

Elbit Systems has won a $31 million (NIS 109 million) deal to supply Iron Fist hard-kill Active Protection Systems (APS) for Eitan Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).

The contract awarded by Production and Procurement Directorate of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) will be performed over a five-year period. The company will equip the IDF's new wheeled AFVs with the Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IFLD) systems.

According to the company, the Iron Fist system uses optical sensors, tracking radar, launchers and countermeasure munitions to defeat threats at a safe distance. The Iron Fist system provides 360-degree protection coverage for close-range scenarios in both open terrain and urban environment. The systems' high-performance, versatility and negligible residual penetration, as well as its low size and weight and ease of integration, position the Iron Fist as an optimal APS for any fighting vehicle.

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