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DSEI 2021: Icarus completes first phase

15th September 2021 - 07:45 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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According to Leonardo, MIPS comprises ‘open-systems and model-driven principles which form an architectural and infrastructure approach to ground vehicle protection'. (Photo: Leonardo)

Milestone achieved in Icarus programme for the British Army, which integrates electronic and physical protection technologies to equip vehicle crews with an active/passive protection suite.

The UK Defence and Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and industry partners led by Leonardo have successfully completed the first phase of the Icarus Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP), which aims to design a new protection system approach for armoured vehicles.

The news was confirmed at DSEI on 15 September following significant delays caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, programme officials confirmed to Shephard.

The Icarus TDP was initiated several years ago to develop a Modular Integration Protection System (MIPS) integrating electronic and physical protection technologies to equip vehicle crews with an active/passive protection suite.

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