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Eurosatory 2018: New electromagnetic pulse warhead proposed to defeat APS

14th June 2018 - 12:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in Paris

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The proliferation of active protection systems (APS) on armoured vehicles is one of the major challenges armies face on the battlefield today, with the technology effectively neutralising the threat of many legacy anti-tank missiles.

Now, industry is looking at how armies can once again gain an upper hand with anti-tank missile technology, including systems that utilise electromagnetic pulse (EMP) warheads, which can knock out a vehicle's electronics and render an APS useless.

One company that is working on such a concept is German-based TDW, a subsidiary of European missile house MBDA, which is continuing development of an EMP warhead designed

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