European defense contractor BAE Systems will integrate the Israeli active protection system into 150 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
The Royal Netherlands Army will employ active defense systems developed by Israel’s Elbit Systems, European defense contractor BAE Systems Plc announced on Tuesday.
BAE was selected to integrate Elbit’s Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) into a fleet of 150 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles after successful testing.
“Iron Fist is an advanced technology that automatically detects, tracks and neutralizes incoming threats to protect the vehicle and its crew,” said BAE Systems in a statement.
“The APS will give us a significant combat advantage and will improve tactical operation,” said Joost Vernooij, Dutch project manager for the CV90.
Elbit’s Iron Fist won a Israeli Defense Ministry deal worth $250 million, Israel business daily Globes reported in August, and the U.S. Army in the process of acquiring the system for use with its Bradley armored vehicles.
Iron Fist uses electro-optical sensors, tracking radar, launchers and countermeasure munitions to neutralize missiles fired at a vehicle.
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