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UK's Icarus roadmap charts path to protection

14th November 2018 - 19:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Leonardo have unveiled a future roadmap for the ‘Icarus’ Technology Demonstration Programme (TDP), designed to design, develop and implement Modular, Integrated Protection System (MIPS) standardisation for armoured vehicles.

Addressing delegates at the Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference in London on 13 November, programme officials described how an ‘equipment programme’ would run from 2020 to 2030, resulting in the fielding of MIPS active protection system (APS) technology across legacy and future ground vehicle fleets of the MoD.

Guy Davies, capability manager for Vehicle Systems at Leonardo explained to delegates how the first vehicle-fit …

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