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AUSA 2017: Army looks to expedite APS fielding

10th October 2017 - 20:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Washington DC

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US Army leaders have revealed their intention to speed up the acquisition of active protection systems for the M1A2 Abrams tank, with the service now moving to the next stage of equipping an armoured brigade.

Service officials used this year’s AUSA exhibition in Washington DC to reveal more details on their testing of the Israeli-developed Trophy APS, which was approved for acquisition in the last few weeks and has been described as the army’s ‘worst kept secret’.

Col Glenn Dean, the programme manager responsible for both the Stryker Brigade Combat Team and APS acquisition, told journalists that the ...

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