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  7/5/2011, Tammuz 3, 5771

'Iron Fist' Tank Defense Passes Test


It was announced on Tuesday that the "Iron Fist" active protection system (APS) for armored vehicles, produced by Israel Military Industries, has passed a series of operational tests carried out by the United States Department of Defense.The tests were part of a Congressional decision to test American and foreign-made APS.

The Iron Fist consists of radar by the Netanya-based Rada Electronic Industries to detect rockets, shells, anti-tank guided missiles and other threats. Other components of the system operate countermeasures to disrupt or destroy the threats. In Hebrew the system is known as "Chetz Dorban" (Porcupine Quill).