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How Active Protection Systems Knock Down Anti-Armor Threats for Both Legacy and Future Combat Vehicles [Sponsored]

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


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If there’s one thing that Army leadership agrees upon, it’s the need for improved survivability of soldiers and machines against modern anti-tank weapons like the Russian Kornet and Chinese HJ-8 guided missiles, as well as Russia’s tandem warhead RPG-29 rocket propelled grenade that can bore a hole into a tank with a molten jet of… Keep reading →

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Army Adapts Aircraft EW To Protect Tanks: BAE RAVEN

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Will high-tech hardware developed to protect aircraft translate to the mud and dust of ground combat?

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300 Shots: Rafael Readies Trophy Lite For US Stryker

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The latest version of Israel’s Trophy defense system stopped more than 95 percent of roughly 300 missiles and rockets shot at it in Israeli tests this summer, laying the groundwork for US Army testing this fall on the 8×8 Stryker armored vehicle.

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Army Rejects Iron Curtain APS For Stryker, Launches New Programs

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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By 2022, the service plans to field new advanced reactive armor tiles to neutralize incoming warheads, a laser early warning system to warn crews they’re being targeted, and a signature management effort to avoid detection in the first place.

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Guillotining Rockets: Iron Curtain Active Protection For Light Vehicles

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Imagine explosive charges so precise they can cut apart an incoming warhead milliseconds before it hits your vehicle. That’s the operating principle for Iron Curtain, an Active Protection System whose computer brain makes 50,000 calculations in the time you take to blink. Installed on a frame around the vehicle that looks like a militarized shower… Keep reading →

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