Raytheon has developed a system for the U.S. Army with the goal of defending combat vehicles from shoulder-fired and tube-launched rocket propelled grenades.
The company said the Quick Kill Active Protection System contains a fire-control radar for detecting and tracking RPGs and countermeasures designed to act as a hit avoidance system.
“Raytheon’s APS is based on the same radar technology deployed to perform sense and warn operations at active forward operating bases,” said Jeff Miller, vice president of combat and sensing systems for Raytheon’s network centric systems business.
During a test in December 2012, the company said the Quick Kill APS attacked an RPG in-flight.
The government will begin evaluating the system in early 2013, the company said.