Iron Fist radar protection system to be supplied by Elbit

ISRAEL. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it won an initial contract from the Production and Procurement Directorate of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD), valued at approximately $31 million, to provide Iron Fist Active Protection Systems (APS) for the Eitan Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The contract will be performed over a five-year period.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will equip the IDF's new wheeled AFVs with the Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IFLD) systems. The Iron Fist system uses optical sensors, tracking radar, launchers, and countermeasure munitions to defeat threats at a safe distance.

It provides 360-degree protection coverage for close-range scenarios in both open terrain and urban environment. According to the company, the system provides both low cost and ease of integration, making it ideal for AFVs.