To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu

Digital Battlespace

DSEI Japan 2019: Japan developing an active protection system

18th November 2019 - 03:00 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo


Perhaps the most interesting item on display at the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency’s (ATLA) Technology Symposium in Tokyo, held on 12-13 November, was an active protection system (APS) being developed by the Ground Systems Research Center.

The APS consists of a sensor, control unit, launcher and counter-munition. The APS employs an explosively formed penetrator (EFP) in its warhead.

The APS detects approaching RPGs or antitank missiles using an optical sensor. It then accurately identifies the position and speed of the target using radar. The launcher turns toward the target and launches the counter-munition.

This ammunition is fired towards the ...

Want to read more?

To read this article, along with thousands of others like it, start your Premium News free trial.

Start Trial or log in here
Back to News

Share to