IMI Systems' Iron Fist Light APS to be Showcased at AUSA 2018 on Oshkosh Defense's JLTV
IMI Systems (IMI) will be showcasing at AUSA 2018 Exposition the Iron Fist Light Active Protection Systems (APS) on Oshkosh's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) M1280 General Purpose vehicle
RAMAT HASHARON, Israel, Oct. 8, 2018
RAMAT HASHARON, Israel, Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IMI Systems (IMI) - a defense systems house for combat-proven solutions and the developer and manufacturer of Iron Fist family of active protection systems (APS) – will showcase in its booth the Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) equipped with IMI's Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IF-LD) APS at IMI Systems booth (#3125, Hall B) during AUSA 2018 (the Association of United States Army) Exposition.
The IF-LD APS of IMI is a hard-kill system that addresses a variety of threats such as short-range RPGs, anti-tank missiles, and more. The system's sensor suit consists of two sensing technologies for enhansing the vehicle's situational awareness and minimizing false alarms while enabling the vehicle to respond and counter attack against the aggressor as quickly and accurately as possible.
The IF-LD utilizes a blast interceptor for an effective and safe interception process. This results in the destruction of the threat without initiation its warhead while minimizing residual penetration. Due to its modular design which does not require penetrating the vehicle's roof, the IF-LD provides an operational solution for all types of Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) from light armored vehicles up to MBTs.
IMI is in cooperation on its APS line of business with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) for the North American Markets.
The Oshkosh JLTV delivers next-generation performance to serve ground forces mission and is a trusted solution designed, built and backed by over 100 years of vehicle production, integration and lifecycle know-how to keep ground operations moving.
The integration of IMI's APS solution onto the JLTV demonstrates the vehicle's adaptability to new and evolving technologies to meet customer-specific requirements.
"We are proud to work with Oshkosh Defense, as a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of military vehicles to integrate our IF-LD technology onto the JLTV," said Avi Felder, IMI Systems CEO and President.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers' missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About IMI Systems Ltd.
Established in 1933 as Israel Military Industries, IMI Systems Ltd. is a globally recognized defense systems house specializing in the development and manufacturing of end-to-end combat-proven solutions and technologies for the land, air, naval and homeland security (HLS) requirements of the modern battlefield.
Positioned among the world's leading defense solution providers, IMI Systems supplies its wide variety of systems and products to its customers in over 70 countries around the world.
The advanced reputable defense systems offered by IMI Systems were developed based on extensive operational experience, advanced technology and exclusive methodologies, and are used by the IDF, US Military (Air Force, Army and Navy), NATO nations and military and government agencies.
The nationwide company is wholly owned by the Government of Israel, employs 3200 employees in its various business areas, which include Armor, Infantry, Artillery, Air, Naval, HLS and Small Caliber Ammunition, as well as in its variety of manufacturing, test and laboratory facilities. IMI Systems has four subsidiaries: IMI Academy for Advanced HLS Training and Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd, located in Israel and IMI Services U.S.A Inc. and IMI Trading U.S.A Inc., located in the USA. For more information, please visit www.imisystems.com
Mr. Avinoam Zafir, IMI Systems Vice President Marketing
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