C4iSR: Land

US Army outlines APS roadmap

14 November 2017

The US Army is slated to receive first deliveries of Modular Active Protection System (MAPS)-compliant brigade sets in 2021, following virtual and physical demonstrations in 2018.

Speaking at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference in London, Major Mia Bruner, Deputy AD Survivability, US Army, said the MAPS programme will undergo virtual demonstrations in early 2018, followed by physical demonstrations in mid-2018.

The programme is intended to provide the US Army with a modular APS architecture, comprising a base kit of common subsystem mounting components and a modular framework electronic architecture. The design also uses a central controller, used to co-ordinate the different MAPS components; the first example of such a controller was delivered in July and has been undergoing development work since then.

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