Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

BAE Systems to provide active protection for Dutch CV90 vehicles
by Ryan Maass
London (UPI) Dec 23, 2016

BAE Systems has received a contract to test and verify active protection systems on CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles for the government of the Netherlands.

The CV90 is an armored vehicle initially developed for the Swedish Army in the early 1990s, and is currently in service with armed forces in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland. The contract would effectively make the Dutch CV90 the first NATO combat vehicle to receive active protection.

Active protection is a capability affording warfighters defense against rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles, and similar threats. Under the contract with the Netherlands, BAE Systems engineers will provide these defenses by installing Iron Fist, an automated system that uses radar to detect, track and ultimately eliminate threats.

"Iron Fist will give the Dutch Army a highly sophisticated defensive tool on its CV90s to counter threats and improve the safety of the vehicle and its crew," BAE Systems' Tommy Gustafsson-Rask explained in a press release. "Iron Fist is yet another example of the advanced technology BAE Systems and its partners can deliver to our customers."

Dutch defense officials say the effort will pre-qualify the active system alongside industry partners prior to integration.

"We expect to make a decision on the next phase by early 2018. With Iron Fist, the Netherlands is expected to become the first NATO country with an Active Protection System of its kind on combat vehicles," Netherlands Defense Materiel Organization project manager Hans de Goeij added.

Comment on this article using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
U.K. MOD awards competitive Challenger 2 life extension contracts
London (UPI) Dec 22, 2016
The U.K. Ministry of Defense has awarded competitive contracts to support its Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank Life Extension Project. Under the agreement, BAE Systems and Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH each received a $28 million contract to develop upgrades for the Main Battle Tank. Procurement officials say the deal is essential for bolstering defensive capabilities for the country's land ... read more

U.S. Air Force approves Lockheed Martin's SBIRS ground system

Raytheon to provide Patriot missile capability for undisclosed country

Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen

US general says missile system in S. Korea in 8-10 months

Successful flight test for Norwegian missile

U.S. missile deal for Poland finalized

U.S. Navy test fires Raytheon SM-6 missile at sea

Raytheon to perform additional SM-3 Block IIA missile work

QinetiQ acquires Meggitt Target Systems

Malawi drone test centre to help with healthcare, disasters

Amazon completes its first drone delivery, in England

MBDA's Brimstone missile planned for Britain's Protector drone

Underwater radio, anyone?

U.S. Navy selects Raytheon for tactical radio production

Japan to Launch First Military Communications Satellite on January 24

Intelsat General to provide satellite services to RiteNet for US Army network

Orbital ATK completes Zombie Pathfinder target test for U.S. Army

U.K. MOD awards competitive Challenger 2 life extension contracts

General Atomics contracted to support U.S. Army's Gray Eagle

MBDA completes Enforcer tests

Saudi projects drop in defence spending

NATO to procure U.S. munitions for members

Russia drops out of world's top 5 defense spenders

US cancels weapons transfers to Saudi over Yemen campaign

Japan's top court backs Tokyo in bid to relocate Okinawa base

European populists link Berlin attack to Merkel policies

Japan cabinet approves biggest defence budget

China returns seized US naval sea drone

Going green with nanotechnology

Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared

New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications

ANU demonstrates 'ghost imaging' with atoms

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement