IMI Systems will present in AUSA 2017 a variety of weapons systems customized to US Army needs

These systems include the innovative IF-LD light configuration Active Protection System (APS) suitable for all types of armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), the Accular 12 rocket for Special Forces and light launchers and the "Hatzav" 105 mm tank shell for the US Army and NATO armies' light tanks

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IMI Systems will present in AUSA 2017 a variety of weapons systems customized to the US Army needs, including the innovative IF-LD light configuration Active Protection System (APS) suitable for all types of armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), the Accular 12 rocket for Special Forces and light launchers and the "Hatzav" 105 mm tank shell for the US Army and NATO armies' light tanks.

The IF-LC Light Configuration Active Protection System (APS) is a combat solution for all types of Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), from light vehicles, such as the JLTV, Medium vehicles such as the Bradley Armored Personnel Carrier (APCs), to the Abrams MBT. In the Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) program, IMI cooperates with Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, who are the developers of the AFV's central computer and software, and the US Army plans to test the integrated system. In this project, IMI collaborates with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.

The IF-LC system addresses threats such as short-range RPGs, anti-tank missiles and types of ammunition fired from non-recoilless guns. The system includes an interception unit consisting of a combination of sensing and response systems, in a non-penetrating installation, which enables a generic solution for all types of vehicles and rugs, including tools that cannot be answered within existing solutions in the market, Provides the ability to upgrade to large fleets of vehicles and helicopters that are in service in the various armies.

After detecting the various anti-tank threats launch or flight towards the vehicle, using its radar detector system which incorporates of radar and electro-optic detector, the IF-LC intercepts the threats by a small interceptor launched in an accurate timing and in a safe distance, automatically in a split second and without involving the vehicle’s team, while preventing collateral damage to the protected vehicle.

The IF-LC provides 360-degree protection coverage in any combat scenario, in open or urban environments. Using its detectors the system provides the AFV's fighters with a unique Situational Awareness capability, which enables them to detect threats, target weapons and closing of firing circles in a very short period of time.

It should be noted that the Dutch Army is currently examining the IF-LC system for its CV90, an Armored Personnel Carrier developed by the Swedish company BAE and in operational use by the Dutch Army, in a series of experiments for the purpose of decision-making.

Also presented at AUSA 2017 is the new rocket system for Special Forces, Accular precision rocket, which was designed to assist forces in urban warfare and neutralize targets in ranges up to 35 km.

The Accular 12 is 122 mm caliber rocket is equipped with a 20 kg of penetration or controlled fragmentation warhead suitable for most of the targets in today's battlefield.

Recently, IMI Systems also developed the C-LYNX - a designated lightweight dedicated launcher capable of carrying up to 8 lightweight Accular 12 rockets and can be delivered by a C-130 (Hercules) or similar aircraft. designed to be used by Special Forces, the system provides accurate and effective fire support to the entire forces' line of operation

The 105 mm "Hatzav" is suitable for firing from any tank and platform with a 105 mm shooting system, including the Guarani, Leo 1, STRYKER, and the future 105 mm MPF turrets of the US Army and others. Offering similar capabilities to those of the 120 mm shell, the 105 mm "Hatzav" shell can be fired in three different modes of operation: detonating (initiation with striking the target), delay (initiation after penetrating the target) and fragmentation (initiation above the target).

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