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How Active Protection Systems Knock Down Anti-Armor Threats for Both Legacy and Future Combat Vehicles [Sponsored]

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


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If there’s one thing that Army leadership agrees upon, it’s the need for improved survivability of soldiers and machines against modern anti-tank weapons like the Russian Kornet and Chinese HJ-8 guided missiles, as well as Russia’s tandem warhead RPG-29 rocket propelled grenade that can bore a hole into a tank with a molten jet of… Keep reading →

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CEO Lynn: Classified Work ‘Critical’ To Leonardo DRS’ US Success

Posted by Colin Clark on


“We are heavily in the Army sensor market and network computing. That’s where we’re able to improve our position,” Lynn told me. “It’s creating new markets that’s been the key.”

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SOCOM Sticks With Leonardo DRS For Commercial Satcom

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Leonardo DRS keeps on keeping SOCOM connected.

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SOCOM Sticks With Leonardo DRS For Commercial Satcom

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Leonardo DRS keeps on keeping SOCOM connected.

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M2 Bradley Gets An Iron Fist; Rival Trophy APS Wins $67M For Army, Marine M1 Tanks

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Last month, the Army committed to buying an initial brigade’s-worth of the Iron Fist Active Protection System for the M2 Bradley. Meanwhile, with Tuesday morning’s announcement, the US is spending over $200 million to install the rival Trophy APS on not only Army but Marine Corps M1 Abrams tanks.

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Army Bradley Brigade Will Get Israeli Anti-Missile System: Iron Fist

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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WASHINGTON: Seeking to stop Russian-made anti-tank missiles, the US Army will buy Israel’s Iron Fist Active Protection System for a brigade of its M2 Bradley armored vehicles, Breaking Defense has learned. The decision comes after weeks of confusing statements by Army officials and months of delays fitting the high-tech active protection on a Cold War-vintage… Keep reading →

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300 Shots: Rafael Readies Trophy Lite For US Stryker

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The latest version of Israel’s Trophy defense system stopped more than 95 percent of roughly 300 missiles and rockets shot at it in Israeli tests this summer, laying the groundwork for US Army testing this fall on the 8×8 Stryker armored vehicle.

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Army Rejects Iron Curtain APS For Stryker, Launches New Programs

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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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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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