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Iron Fist Active Protection System

Army Rejects Iron Curtain APS For Stryker, Launches New Programs

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


By 2022, the service plans to field new advanced reactive armor tiles to neutralize incoming warheads, a laser early warning system to warn crews they’re being targeted, and a signature management effort to avoid detection in the first place.

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Trophy APS For Everyone? A Streamlined Version For M2 Bradley

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Even as the US Army races to install Trophy Active Protection Systems on its M1 Abrams heavy tanks, Trophy’s manufacturers are testing slimmed-down versions they want to sell the US for lighter vehicles, especially the aging M2 Bradley troop carrier. While other technologies look promising, Trophy is still the only non-Russian system that’s combat-proven to… Keep reading →

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Host of Israeli Weapons Look Likely for US Sales: Iron Dome To Iron Fist

Posted by Arie Egozi on


As the US tightens its terms for financing the Israeli military, one of America’s closest allies is beginning to sell its weapons to the US, instead of the other way around. 

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All Armored Brigades To Get Active Protection Systems: Gen. Milley

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“Once the US companies come on line,” Gen. Milley said, “the intent is to outfit the entire heavy force — the Bradleys, the tanks, any future combat vehicles — with active protective systems.”

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