C4iSR: Land

US Army solicits industry help with APS tracking and fire control sensor

26 April 2019

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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