CBRN Assessment

Rheinmetall to demonstrate its ADS active protection system on US Army Strykers

30 August 2018

The US Army will explore using Rheinmetall’s ADS active protection system (APS), among others, on its Stryker wheeled combat vehicles after determining that the Artis Iron Curtain APS was not a good fit.

Rheinmetall Active Protection GmbH (formerly ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme GmbH) has been awarded a contract by United Business Technologies (UBT) – its business partner in the United States – to install the ADS APS on an M1126 Stryker vehicle.

Stryker is one of three platforms to be equipped with an APS capability under the Expedited Non-Developmental Item (NDI) APS Program: a near-term initiative to rapidly field an interim APS solution in accordance with a US Army Acquisition Decision Memorandum from February 2017.

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