C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

US Army to field test soft-kill capability for MAPS by end of 2017

12 April 2017

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the ability to integrate its Open Architecture Processor (OAP) with sensors designed to protect US Army armoured vehicles against anti-tank guided missiles.

The laboratory integration effort is the first step towards conducting a field demonstration of the army's Tank and Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center's (TARDEC) Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) soft-kill capability in 2017.

"What Lockheed Martin brings to the army addresses a few different needs; one is the need to rapidly field a countermeasure to protect the warfighter," Steven Botwinik fire control advanced programme director for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, told Jane's.

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