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    Netherlands | Modernization of MBTs fleet with “Iron Fist” APS and COAPS – VIDEO

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    Published on 08/02/2021 at 18:27

    Elbit Systems awarded a $82 million contract to supply Active Protection Systems and Electro-Optical Sights to the Netherlands.

    Elbit Systems Ltd announced that it was awarded an approximately $82 million contract from BAE Systems Hägglunds AB to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (“RNLA”) with Active Protection Systems (“APS”) and electro-optical commander sights. The contract will be performed over a period of four and a half years.

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    Under the contract and as part of the modernization program led by BAE Systems Hägglunds, Elbit Systems will equip CV90 armored combat vehicles of the RNLA with “Iron Fist” APS and Commander Open Architecture Panoramic Sights (“COAPS”). “Iron Fist” is a lightweight system that uses optical sensors, tracking radars, launchers and countermeasure munitions to defeat threats at a safe distance, with negligible residual penetration. COAPS is a modular dual-axis stabilized sight that facilitates fire control computation and long-range target acquisition during day and night, in both stationary and mobile situations.

    Video of “Iron Fist” active protection system

    Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land, said: “We are pleased with the opportunity to cooperate with BAE Systems Hägglunds and to support this important modernization program of the RNLA.”

    Video for COAPS

    With information from: elbitsystems.com 

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