Israel Military Industries Unveils Self-Defending Armored Troop Transport

(Defense News) Barbara Opall-Rome - Israel Military Industries (IMI) has concluded initial prototype testing of the armored CombatGuard, built to deploy up to six infantrymen while the Bright Arrow active protection system (APS) independently defends against anti-tank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades. The APS system embodies central, hard-learned lessons from Israel's 2006 Lebanon War, said Brig.-Gen. (res.) Alon Fridman, manager of IMI's Infantry and Special Forces Directorate. Israeli forces in the 34-day war against Hizbullah suffered significant setbacks due to poor maneuvering capabilities in the face of anti-tank missiles and other threats. The system's multi-layered countermeasures include neutralizing threats through electro-optical jamming, deflecting them by smoke or destroying them by firing hard-kill projectiles.

2014-06-20 00:00:00

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