As the US Army moves forward with its multipronged approach for fielding active protection systems (APSs) on its fleet of ground combat vehicles, it is now seeking industry proposals for a tracking and fire control sensor that can operate with a hard-kill countermeasure system.
In a recent solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the army said it is conducting a Multi-Mode Armament System-APS market survey.
"This will enable the defeat of threats at a standoff distance that reduces or mitigates collateral damage risk to dismounted soldiers," the service wrote. "This requires tracking of small projectiles, RPGs [rocket-propelled grenades], anti-tank guided missiles [ATGMs], kinetic energy weapons, small unmanned aircraft system and/or sensor-fused munitions."
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