America's M1 Abrams Tanks are Getting a Big Upgrade: 'Shields'

April 6, 2017 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: TanksM1 ArbamsMilitaryActive Protection Systems

America's M1 Abrams Tanks are Getting a Big Upgrade: 'Shields'

The Army has purchased an emerging technology for Abrams tanks, Bradleys and Strykers. 


Israel’s IRON FIST: 

Israel’s IMISystems has also developed an APS system which uses a multi-sensor early warning system with both infrared and radar sensors.


“Electro-optical jammers, Instantaneous smoke screens and, if necessary, an interceptor-based hard kill Active Protection System,” IMISystems officials state.

IRON FIST capability demonstrators underwent full end-to-end interception tests, against all threat types, operating on the move and in urban scenarios. These tests included both heavy and lightly armored vehicles.

“In these installations, IRON FIST proved highly effective, with its wide angle protection, minimal weight penalty and modest integration requirements,” company officials said.

This first appeared in Scout Warrior here