US Army selects Israeli APS for its APC's

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  1. Pathfinder

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    US Army selects Israel Military Industries for APC active protection system

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    In an official statement, IMI said the US Army “selected our Iron Fist-based Active Protection System technologies,” as part of its “Modular Active Protection Systems.”

    After studying and testing it, the US Army chose IMI’s Iron Fist Light Configuration, designed for light- to medium-weight APCs.

    When the vehicles come under guided missile fire, the system can jam the threats that have advanced guidance systems and cause them to fall harmlessly to the ground. “Dumb” weapons, such as RPGs, are destroyed using interceptors. Small warheads are fired and explode near the incoming threat, destroying it with a shock wave, Zafir explained.

    The interception occurs at a safe distance from the defended platform, he added. The system works in a “very close-range scenario in both open field and urban environments,” an IMI statement said.

    The system’s low weight, lack of shock after it fires its interceptor, and “attractive price” were all factors in the US army’s decision to select it, according to Zafir.

    He hailed its “ability to defend against rockets, RPGs, anti-tank missiles from the entire spectrum, and even against recoilless gun munitions.

    “We believe that the American army will begin acquisition and supply within two years,” Zafir said.

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    http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/US...tries-for-APC-active-protection-system-456116
     
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    Excellent news. The Army badly needs APSs and ATGM Jammers on all its tanks and APCs. I guess this covers the APC part. Russia tends to stick as many ATGMs on as many vehicles as it possibly can, so this upgrade should help the Army deal with that threat.

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    Does anybody know if the Army or Marines selected an APS or Jammer for the M1 yet?
     
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