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Northrop demos APS for US Army

17th January 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman demonstrated advanced vehicle active protection system (APS) technologies against anti-tank guided munitions (ATGM) during a US Army sponsored exercise in Huntsville, Alabama.

The exercise, sponsored by the US Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center, was carried out to demonstrate and test soft-kill capabilities against real world threats.  

During the exercise, Northrop Grumman successfully generated threat warning of inbound ATGMs using its passive infrared cueing sensors system, whch then provided a cue for the soft kill countermeasure system (SKCM).

The SKCM system, known as the Multifunction Electro-Optical System, successfully countered the ATGM and defeated it in real-time.

Mike Meaney, VP, advanced missions, Northrop Grumman, said: ‘This solution is an example of leveraging significant investment in aircraft protection to rapidly provide similar capabilities to ground vehicles. We look forward to working with the army to deploy an affordable end-to-end vehicle APS system that can defeat a variety of anti-tank guided munitions.’

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