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Trophy Active Protection System

The Trophy Active Defense System (ADS) was developed by RAFAEL under an Israel Defense Research & Development Directorate (DRDD) support, aiming to provide armored...

Active Protection Systems at AUSA 06

Various active protection concepts were on display. Trophy and Iron Fist are the two Israeli systems competing for an upcoming IDF active armor program were on display. Active...

Remotely Operated Weapon stations at AUSA 06

While armed robotics still belong to the future, remotely controlled weapon stations are already saving lives in the combat zone, limiting warfighter's exposure to...

Armored Vehicles at the 2006 Eurosatory Exhibition

Armor improvements were one of the hottest topics at Eurosatory 2006. Challenged with growing threats, armor providers must design improved protection systems, while maintaining...

Defexpo 2006 – Armored Vehicles & Armor Protection

As at past shows exhibitors at Defexpo 2006 focused on new or upgraded systems and modernization programs for improving current systems instead of new...

Merkava Mk-4 Detailed

Merkava Mk4 represents the third evolutionary phase of the Merkava program. The Mk-4 is equipped with a 120 mm gun but the new gun is...

Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS)

In Eurosatory 2006 IMI unveiled its new Active Defense System (ADS) called - Iron Fist. Until recently, the development of Iron Fist was shrouded in secrecy,...

Active Protection System Developments in the U.S. Army

The Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Congress received today (Sept 21, 2006) a series of briefings by representatives from the Office of the...

Israel to Pursue Active Protection for Tanks, Light AFVs

Israel's MOD (IMOD) is pursuing two parallel Active Protection Systems (APS) to satisfy the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) heavy and light armor protection requirements. Both systems,...

Active Protection Systems for AFVs

Hard Kill Systems Start < Page 6 of 6 > Russian Active Protection Systems were matured much earlier than the west's, as they were designed to...

New Equipment for Urban Warfare fielded by the Israeli Army

Start < Page 4 of 9 > Operation Homat Magen provided the first lessons in large-scale operations in Urban-LIC. These lessons were incorporated into the development and adaptation of...

Enhancing Tank Survivability in Urban Combat

Start < Page 3 of 6 > Improving a tank’s survivability has usually been achieved by upgrading its armor. Normally the best protected part is an approximately...

Vehicle Protection Systems

Other aspects of LIC are the modification and adaptation of vehicles, primarily armored vehicles, to cope with the threats posed by urban guerilla. A...