R44598 – Army and Marine Corps Active Protection System (APS) Efforts – 2016-08-23


Army and Marine Corps Active Protection System (APS) Efforts

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Author: Andrew Feickert, Specialist in Military Ground Forces
Pages: 30

Active Protection Systems (APSs) are subsystems integrated into or installed on a combat vehicle to automatically acquire, track, and respond with hard or soft kill capabilities to a variety of threats, including rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). APS technologies are not new, and a number of nations have already employed APS on the battlefield. The U.S. military is now beginning to include APS as part of its formal combat vehicle modernization plans and, if the initial deployment of APS proves successful, could expand the use of APS to potentially thousands of tactical military vehicles-a complex and potentially costly undertaking. Bills: H.R. 4909, S. 2943