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Hybrid Protection Combines Active, Passive Defense to Armored Vehicles

Rheinmetall has developed a hybrid Protection module that combines passive and active protection techniques to protect armored vehicles from anti-tank and ballistic threats, such as small caliber arms and fragments. Rheinmetall will unveil the new module at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu Dhabi next week.

Iron Fists APS for the Australian Boxers

The Australian Defence Force has asked Rheinmetall Defence to evaluate Israel's Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) developed by Elbit Systems' IMI....

RAFAEL Introduces Trophy APS with Samson 30 Turret

RAFAEL has designed a new version of the Samson 30 unmanned turret fitted with an integral Trophy active protection system (APS). In addition to a 30mm automatic cannon and coax machine gun, the new turret integrates two independent sights, and two multi-purpose guided missiles, recessed launchers for smoke grenades and complete Trophy APS system comprising four radars and two countermeasures units enabling complete hemispheric coverage of the protected vehicle.

Tata Power SED to Produce Active Protection Systems for Saab

The Swedish defense company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms, for the Indian market and for export to Saab’s global market.

GAO: U.S. Military Camouflage Duplication Has Waisted Billions

Four different branches of the U.S. military are spending millions of dollars to equip troops with combat uniforms in seven different but similar camouflage patterns, wasting money and potentially exposing some troops to increased risk on the battlefield - the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.

Rheinmetall Displays RPG-Protected Cabin for the HX2 High Mobility Truck

Above:Rheinmetall-HX2 showing the cabin RPG protection by flexible net and slat armor. A more advanced active defense system is also suggested for this application....

U.K. to Set Standards for Maritime Private Security Companies by the...

Private Security Companies operating in a maritime environment would be required to meet certain standards expected to be instated before the end of 2012, with accreditation process supported by independent agencies, also supporting accreditation for private security companies operating in Iraq and Afghanistan

Active Protection Capability Demonstrated in an Open Demo

A new active protection system developed by Rheinmetall and ADS GmbH was successfully demonstrated in live firing test earlier in the summer of 2011, validating the design parameters of the proprietary blast-based defeat mechanism in development by IBD Diesenroth for years. Since the test ADS has booked a first serial order for the system.

A|D|S chief: “the U.K. is heading in the wrong direction on...

The U.K. defence industry could be expecting further job losses following the government's historic and recent cutbacks in defense spending. Further layoffs of 20,000 - 30,000 skilled employees are at risk across the defense industry, jeopardizing the ability of the British industry to recoup and sustain its market leading position, according to Ian Godden, Chairman A|D|S

IMI’s Iron Fist APS Completes a Successful Evaluation in the U.S.A.

A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fitted with the Israeli active protection system developed by Israel Military Industries withstood numerous rocket attacks under a...

Thales, IBD Pursue the SHARK Active Protection System

Thales is developing the SHARK (System HARd Kill), an active protection system protecting light and heavy armored vehicles, by using pyrotechnical effectors to defeat...

Eurosatory 2008: Active protection systems

The devastating experience suffered by the Israeli Army in Lebanon two years ago, accelerated the development of active defense systems (ADS), for heavy, as...

Active Protection Systems Are Maturing

Armored vehicles at DSEi 07: DSEi 07 proved a fertile ground for active protection systems (APS) manufacturers. At least three products were on display, more discussed unofficially...

Rheinmetall Gains Control in Armor Specialist Chempro

The German Rheinmetall group is taking up a majority interest of 51% in Chempro, a privately held company specializing in advanced armor protection. The...

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