Scout Warrior: Army Tests Multiple Vehicle-Mounted Active Protections Systems

army-vehicleThe U.S. Army is testing a range of vehicle-mounted systems that feature radar, computer processing, fire control technology and interceptors to detect and destroy enemy fire, Scout Warrior reported Tuesday.

Kris Osborn writes the Army is looking at both domestically produced and allied international technologies to take part in the Modular Active Protection Systems program.

The service branch wants an APS system that will work to provide additional protection for platforms and soldiers aboard infantry fighting vehicles such as Bradley, Stryker and Abrams tanks as well as the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the report said.

Some of the APS technologies under consideration are DRS Technologies and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems‘ TrophyArtis Corporation‘s Iron CurtainIsraeli Military Industry‘s Iron Fist and Rheinmetall Defence and IBD Deisenroth‘s Active Defense System.

“The Army’s expedited APS effort… is intended to assess current APS state-of-the art by installing and characterizing some existing non-developmental APS systems on Army combat vehicles,” an Army official told Scout Warrior.

“[It] will inform future decisions and trade-space for the Army’s overarching APS strategy, which uses the MAPS program to develop a modular capability that can be integrated on any platform.”

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