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Western demand for active protection systems intensifies

23rd January 2018 - 09:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in London

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ADS, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, is preparing for the broader and rapid adoption of active protection systems (APS) by Western armies in response to the growing threat from anti-tank weapons and significant improvements in the system safety standards.

While Russia and Israel have had hard-kill APS deployed on tanks and armoured vehicles for decades, US and European armies have been slow to adopt the technology due to concerns over the safety of an automatically firing system.

However, the intensification of threats caused by the proliferation and growing power of anti-tank missiles has made rapidly deploying 'off the

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