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Armed drone protection to be added to Iron Fist and Trophy

3rd June 2024 - 11:40 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


A US Army M2A4E1 Bradley featuring Trophy APS. (Photo: US Army)

Two Israeli-made APS platforms have been in the process of being upgraded following a request from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD).

The new versions of the Elbit Systems’ Iron Fist and Rafael’s Trophy active protection systems (APS) will offer further support to tanks and armoured personnel carriers (APCs) by providing added protection against the growing threat of armed drones.

According to an unnamed Israeli MoD source, the development came in response to an urgent operational request from the ministry for the two companies to develop the updated feature. The source noted that “successful tests have been performed” on the capability. The new version of the US Army’s Bradley and the Israeli-developed Eitan will be the first to be equipped with the

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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