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Elbit Systems to supply Iron Fist APS for US Army Bradley IFVs

Elbit Systems Ltd has announced that it has been awarded an initial contract worth approximately $37 million to supply General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) with Iron Fist Active Protection Systems (APS) for upgrades to the US Army’s Bradley M2A4E1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

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 characterized 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 honored to contribute to the enhancement of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, further empowering the U.S. armed forces with enhanced capabilities to fulfill their missions effectively and safely.”

The M2A4E1 is the latest iteration of the Bradley IFV, which offers enhanced survivability. Along with the Iron Fist APS, it is equipped with an improved High Definition Forward Looking Infrared Gunner’s Sight, and an Environmental Control Unit to prevent heat stress for dismounts. The US Army received funding to procure the M2A4E1 version for every Bradley IFV donated to Ukraine.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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