Elbit signs the first deal for Iron Fist systems on the European market

By Arie Egozi

The war in Ukraine continues to promote the sales of the Israeli developed active protection systems for armored fighting platforms, tanks and other armored vehicles.


Elbit Systems was awarded a contract worth USD 109 million to supply BAE Systems Hägglunds the Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) for its CV90 platform, for a European customer. The contract will be carried out over three years.

The Iron Fist APS is characterized by low volume, weight and power requirements. The system provides armored platforms with 360-degree protection from a wide variety of anti-armor threats, such as rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) and up to KE tank rounds in both open terrain and urban environments.



The APS sensor combines the dual technologies of search-and-track radar and infra-red cameras with data fusion algorithms, allowing for the rapid, reliable and accurate threat detection, identification and tracking. The system destroys threats by launching an explosive charge toward the incoming threat’s vicinity, and exploding it to create a shock wave that breaks apart or deflects the threat at a safe distance from the protected platform.

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land said that the recent conflicts have shown that armored fighting vehicles and tanks face an increased danger to forces on the battlefield.



“The Iron Fist has been proven to be effective against a range of threats including kinetic energy rounds and drones, neutralizing them far from troops inside combat fighting vehicles.”



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