Active Protection Systems


Iron Fist Light
Active Protection System

Most Capable Active Protection System to Defeat the Widest Array of Threats

General Dynamics in cooperation with IMI Systems takes active protection to the next level with the new Iron Fist Light (IFL) Active Protection System (APS). IFL is a generic add on configuration applicable for all kind of armored platforms from light 4x4 vehicles up to medium and heavy Armor Fighting Vehicles (AFV).

The System’s hard-kill concept is based on intercepting the threat by launching a small warhead and initiating it at a safe distance from the protected platform, at a precisely calculated moment, and defeating or destructing the threat through a shock-wave effect.

IFL provides 360-degree protection coverage for close- range scenarios in both open terrain and urban environments. Through its two sensing techniques - a search-and-track radar and staring infrared sensor - the System offers a unique Situational Awareness capability with robust and reliable threat detection, accurate trajectory prediction as well as short reaction time in all terrain environments. The revolutionary design of the IFL minimizes the dimensions of the APS while maintaining combat efficacy and force protection. The system’s scale facilitates rapid integration onto the full range of combat vehicles and its dimensions open new possibilities to equip new vehicles with APS, as well as upgrade legacy platforms of which size, weight and power constraints are a challenge.


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