Australia to Test Iron Fist APS on Boxer

The Australian Army plans to contract Rheinmetall to integrate Iron Fist on the Lance turrets being used on the 121 of the Block II (improved reconnaissance vehicles) Australia is buying under the Land 400 Phase 2 program

The Australian Defense Force will evaluate the Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) developed by Elbit Systems’ IMI on the Boxer armored vehicle, Brig. Greg McGlone, the Director General of Armored Fighting Vehicles in the Australian Army, said at the International Armored vehicles 2019 conference in London last week.

According to Defense Update, Australia plans to contract Rheinmetall to integrate Iron Fist on the Lance turrets being used on the 121 of the Block II (improved reconnaissance vehicles) Australia is buying under the Land 400 Phase 2 program.

McGlone said the Iron Fist was the only mature APS that meets the Boxer’s weight requirement. According to the report, Rheinmetall offered its own active protection system – the ADS – but the Australians requested the company to evaluate the scope of integration of the Iron Fist – Light, Decoupled (IF-LD) APS.

You might be interested also

Archive photo: IAF website

Israel, Cyprus Hold Joint Air Force Exercise

Amid rising tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over gas drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, both Israel and the UK have sent fighter aircraft to the island country as part of pre-planned training exercises