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The Netherlands chose the Israeli KAZ Iron Fist to protect its armored vehicles

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The Dutch Ministry of Defense decided to install Israeli-made active protection systems on armored vehicles. Thus, the Netherlands became the first European country and the first from NATO to massively use the KAZ Iron Fist to protect their armored vehicles.


The Netherlands chose the Israeli KAZ Iron Fist to protect its armored vehicles


As it became known from the message of the portal ukdefencejournal.org.uk, the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands approved further work on the program for the installation of Israeli-made Iron Fist active protection systems on the CV9035 BMP. The program has been implemented by the military department together with BAE Systems since 2016, when the first contract was signed for the installation and testing of the Iron Fist active protection system ("Iron Fist") on CV9035 armored vehicles. As part of the agreement, the company installed an active protection complex on one BMP for testing, following which a serial installation of KAZ was planned in 2018. However, last year it was decided to install KAZ on five more BMPs, and summing up the final results of the tests was postponed to this year.

According to the test results, the Israeli active protection systems have proven themselves properly. The new systems will be equipped with 150 CV9035 infantry fighting vehicles.

The aforementioned Iron Fist system was developed by IMI specialists in 2006 to protect heavy Namer infantry fighting vehicles. Due to its modularity, it was then used on other types of combat vehicles.

According to data from open sources, Iron Fist includes several protection subsystems - it includes: an electronic warfare module for jamming radio-controlled projectiles; smoke grenade shooting system for camouflage; a system for detecting and tracking anti-tank missiles and grenades, capable of calculating the trajectory of an ammunition flight in a split second.

Note that the KAZ Iron Fist was chosen by the American army to be installed on the Bradley BMP. Also, this KAZ won the tender of the Australian army and now it has reached Europe. In Israel itself, the Iron Fist has been chosen to protect Eitan wheeled armored personnel carriers and D9 bulldozers.
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  1. Invoce
    Invoce 25 September 2019 14: 06
    -1
    It is touching how European "tigers" arm themselves, pocket ones ... they put something into service, buy 3 new tanks, 8 fighters, carry out personnel reform in 2 territorial defense regiments ... and most importantly why? for what purpose? So that everything is like that of adults !!! Warriors notable, legendary! Let's remember World War II ... Shouldn't we take an example from Switzerland? Everything there is adult and serious ... weapons at home, retraining on your conscience and on your pocket ... but does not threaten anyone and did not fight with anyone ...
    1. Berber
      Berber 25 September 2019 14: 25
      +3
      Switzerland is highly respected in this regard. And we want to cancel the call.
      I am for not serving urgent, to the state. service is not allowed at all. And then all sorts of Kudrins give out "pearls".
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      2. NordOst16
        NordOst16 25 September 2019 17: 38
        +1
        That's right, if he didn't march, then he can't steer the state either, and after cleaning a couple of buckets of potatoes and managing the state, it doesn't look tricky)))
        1. Berber
          Berber 26 September 2019 08: 36
          0
          ))) But seriously, the army - with the right approach, is a place for patriotic education.
          1. NordOst16
            NordOst16 26 September 2019 09: 03
            0
            I agree, but only if serving in the army is not like the adventures of the gallant soldier Schweik.
            Although I disagree here, as for me it is not necessary to endow the army with those functions that are not peculiar to it. The army is an instrument of the state that is aimed at protecting what was obtained earlier and for further expansion of the state both in the military sphere and in the economic (I mean, the protection of state investments in other countries). And patriotic education should be started much earlier - at school already. And at the same time, it is extremely important that what they are trying to hammer into the heads of young generations (I am still far from thinking that patriotic education is not propaganda) does not differ much from what they see themselves. Therefore, the main condition for the successful education of citizens is the prosperity of the state, then it will become much easier for people to personify themselves with it.
            1. Berber
              Berber 26 September 2019 10: 41
              0
              On the whole, I agree. But I would like to add - education should be at all stages, starting with kindergarten. And about prosperity - "a full stomach" is not the main factor for patriotism. Much depends on the "basis". The mentality of a person from the USSR and modern youth is different. Someone is ready to love the Motherland despite hunger and cold, and someone without a cup of coffee will not go to the forefront. The thing is that we are starting to build psychology and motivation on the basis of modern economic theory, where everything is built from needs and for consumption. In fact, the "Maslow pyramid" is not applicable for everyone. And even more is a big deception.
              1. NordOst16
                NordOst16 26 September 2019 17: 25
                -1
                Well, I would not say that this is bad. To love the Motherland both in the cold and in hunger is perhaps not a bad thing, but at the same time, such an attitude of citizens towards themselves corrupts the top and kills the desire of the top to improve the lives of citizens. So I think that the indicator "full stomach" is not so bad because it makes the government think not only about themselves, but also about those they are obliged to take care of. I would say
                The main thing is to find a balance, because I believe that now it does not exist and therefore we live worse than we could. A full stomach, in theory, is the main indicator of the work of an official.
      3. Corn
        Corn 25 September 2019 21: 16
        0
        There is no conscription in the sense in which we are used to understanding in Switzerland, there are compulsory courses for a young fighter for every citizen, but they are more like a pioneer camp than a Russian army.
        1. Berber
          Berber 26 September 2019 08: 39
          0
          Everything is correct, but it should be noted that these courses are held annually for everyone, regardless of status. And you cannot compare them with our "partisans".
  2. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 25 September 2019 14: 11
    -6
    that's what kind of influence and connections you need to have in the European Union, yes, I understand - these guys are everywhere on every kelometer in the Russian Federation, we also have a clown in half a kash and there are eternal people around
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 25 September 2019 15: 03
      +4
      Communications, the European Union, the clown was drowned in a half-bag, kelometers, eternal people ... brothers, please translate this nonsense, I did not understand anything. request
      1. FenH
        FenH 25 September 2019 15: 51
        +1
        Quote: sabakina
        Ryaruav

        An untranslatable pun
        "Diamond Hand" laughing
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  3. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 25 September 2019 14: 20
    -2
    The Netherlands chose the Israeli KAZ Iron Fist to protect its armored vehicles

    To protect against whom, from the Nazis? request
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 25 September 2019 14: 52
    0
    Yes, let them buy, just as if later they did not regret the money spent in vain, because in Europe they seem to have developed their own KAZ, and the purchase of an Israeli one puts an end to the development program of its complex.
    1. Kerensky
      Kerensky 25 September 2019 14: 58
      +1
      The Israeli KAZ is ready and suitable, but when will it work out its own?
  5. Shahno
    Shahno 25 September 2019 15: 04
    +6
    Quote: sabakina
    Communications, the European Union, the clown was drowned in a half-bag, kelometers, eternal people ... brothers, please translate this nonsense, I did not understand anything. request

    You cannot translate. The meaning will be lost.
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 25 September 2019 15: 41
      +2
      Could you explain how this system works? According to the article, all protection is jamming and shooting smoke-aerosol grenades. On a full-fledged KAZ, does not pull. hi
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 25 September 2019 17: 21
        +5
        Quote: LiSiCyn
        Could you explain how this system works? According to the article, all protection is jamming and shooting smoke-aerosol grenades. On a full-fledged KAZ, does not pull. hi

        1. LiSiCyn
          LiSiCyn 25 September 2019 18: 09
          0
          Aron, ours for you with a brush hi
          From the video I realized that the KAZ installation has limitations in direction and quantity. Considered two "two-pipe" turrets. Total 4th. Reloading in combat is impossible. Not a little?
          1. Aaron Zawi
            Aaron Zawi 25 September 2019 19: 51
            +1
            Quote: LiSiCyn
            Aron, ours for you with a brush hi
            From the video I realized that the KAZ installation has limitations in direction and quantity. Considered two "two-pipe" turrets. Total 4th. Reloading in combat is impossible. Not a little?

            A variant has appeared with three counter-charge guides.

            In principle, one machine should be enough to protect. This is not a stationary target, and such a machine does not operate in isolation from the others, so it will be quite difficult for the enemy to concentrate all his anti-tank equipment on one machine.
    2. Arturov
      Arturov 25 September 2019 15: 53
      +1
      Quote: Shahno
      Quote: sabakina
      Communications, the European Union, the clown was drowned in a half-bag, kelometers, eternal people ... brothers, please translate this nonsense, I did not understand anything. request

      You cannot translate. The meaning will be lost.

      a clear example of hawthorn hangover treatment wassat
  6. ROSS_51
    ROSS_51 25 September 2019 17: 15
    +1
    Quote: BerBer
    Switzerland is highly respected in this regard. And we want to cancel the call.
    I am for not serving urgent, to the state. service is not allowed at all. And then all sorts of Kudrins give out "pearls".

    In the current realities of service in 1 year, it may be advisable. These boobies (conscripts) should not be allowed to the complex technique and responsible nodes. They rush with them like nannies in a kindergarten - a little more push-ups, a little further morning cross-letters fly to the committee of soldiers' mothers and the prosecutor's office. It is too expensive to maintain them, but zero sense. A real headache for commanders.
  7. Shahno
    Shahno 25 September 2019 17: 16
    +1
    Quote: LiSiCyn
    Could you explain how this system works? According to the article, all protection is jamming and shooting smoke-aerosol grenades. On a full-fledged KAZ, does not pull. hi

    Yes the curtain is activated + There is an active radar detector from RADA and an additional passive infrared developed by Elbit. When a threat is detected
    the interceptor is launched. The interceptor explodes very close to the target, destroying, deflecting and destabilizing it.
    Angle of reflection of attack 360 degrees. + Additional interference.