Raytheon Missile Systems’ updated hard-kill active protection system (APS), the Quick Kill 2.0, is to undergo testing in 12 to 18 months, according to the company’s Survivability Lead for Land Warfare Systems, David Maseredjian, who was speaking at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference in London.
Using a redesigned smart effector launcher and manoeuvrable countermeasures, the hard-kill system has been positioned by Raytheon to ‘leap-frog’ current mature hard-kill systems and build in the modularity required for modular active protection system (APS) architectures, such as those in the United States and United Kingdom.
While much of the functionality detailed by Raytheon remains in development and is aspirational, the primary improvements made on the original Quick Kill system revolves around the use of two modular system kits and enhancements to the vertically-launched countermeasure.
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