Portugal considers adding active protection systems to tanks

by Victor Barreira

The Portuguese Army is considering adding an active protection system (APS) to its Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks (MBTs), providing the tank with 360° detection, tracking, and interception of incoming anti-tank munitions.

This possibility is being studied and discussed and could eventually become part of the planned mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the fleet, Major Ricardo Jorge Parcelas Araújo e Silva, an area coordinator at the Forces Planning Division, told Janes .

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