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UK to test active protection

7th December 2016 - 10:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Farnborough


The UK MoD has set 2018 as the date it will carry out live-fire tests of an active protection system (APS).

It is a part of a study looking at integrating the technology onto the Challenger II main battle tank. 

The trials form part of a £7.6 million project led by Qinetiq, which is focusing on evaluating APS technology for armoured vehicles. The project is known as the Medusa Technical Assessment Programme (TAP), a 36-month research effort that could inform future British Army APS requirements.

For Medusa, the focus will be on ‘soft-kill’ technology that can detect an incoming

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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