Military Embedded Systems

Protection systems and electro-optical sights to be supplied to the Netherlands

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February 08, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Protection systems and electro-optical sights to be supplied to the Netherlands
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HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it won an approximately $82 million contract from BAE Systems Hägglunds AB (BAE Systems Hägglunds) to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) with Active Protection Systems (APS) and electro-optical commander sights. The contract will be performed over a period of four and a half years.

Under the contract and as part of the modernization program led by BAE Systems Hägglunds, Elbit Systems will equip CV90 armored combat vehicles of the RNLA with Iron Fist APS and Commander Open Architecture Panoramic Sights (COAPS).

According to the company, Iron Fist is a lightweight system that uses optical sensors, tracking radars, launchers and countermeasure munitions intended to defeat threats at a safe distance, with negligible residual penetration.

The company also claims that COAPS is a modular dual-axis stabilized sight that is designed to facilitate fire control computation and long-range target acquisition in day and night, in both stationary and mobile situations.