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U.S. & U.K.’s Race To Deploy Modular Integrated Protection System For Vehicle Fleets

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A team of weapons developers, led by Italian company Leonardo but based in the UK, have successfully demonstrated a new system aimed to protect tanks and armored vehicles from missile attacks.

This is an impressive feat and the system was advertised during the DSEI 2021 defense exhibition in London.

The Leonardo-led team includes Abstract Solutions, CGI, Frazer-Nash, Lockheed Martin UK, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land, Roke and Ultra Electronics.

They demonstrated the new Modular Integrated Protection System, or MIPS, at the Ministry of Defense Shoeburyness range in Essex back in July 2021.

The project was launched in response to the rise and “rapidly evolving threat” of modern rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-tank guided weapons.

The demonstration included weapons that pose threat being shot at close range at the MIPS, which consists of a combination of commercial off-the-shelf and surrogate sensors and countermeasures.

Similar to many of the newer technologies, MIPS is of a modular nature and can be used with the most affordable and best sensors and countermeasures.

Some of these sensors offer “soft” protection that can detect the threat early and attempt to disrupt, decoy or spoof the threat. Other sensors are designed to physically intercept and defeat the incoming missile.

It is a challenge to integrate an active protection system on a vehicle fleet. The US also makes its own efforts to develop a modular system capable of protecting combat vehicles from RPGs and anti-tank guided weapons.

The U.S. Army is working on its Modular Active Protection System, or MAPS. Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract to integrate and formally test an open-architecture processor designed to control the system.

Lockheed Martin will develop the MAPS base kit hardware and software, perform platform integration and run on-vehicle, live-fire demonstrations over a 36-month period.

The Army, Lockheed Martin and other industry partners have been working to prepare sensors and countermeasures controlled by the MAPS base kit for laboratory-based and live-fire demonstrations.

Evidently, the UK is further ahead than the US in this technology. The places have been reversed and it appears that United States is not only falling behind in terms of hypersonic technologies compared to its adversaries. It is also falling behind in more “basic” technologies and its allies are pulling ahead.

So far, the US Army has spent years developing a vehicle protection system, and has had several attempts to field interim active protection systems onto current combat vehicles.

Only one has ever been successful – Rafael’s Trophy installed on the M1 Abrams battle tank, and it is currently under evaluation with a unit in Europe. Whether it is actually adequate and effective remains unknown.

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Neo

The US has 6uild 6ack 6etter.

block

Bloated budget western “military contractors” that would charge you $50 for a plastic bag. Keep those multi passport holders happy.

Marco

Why the fuck don’t my replies disappear after someone deletes their comment?

Marco

Hey Yuri, you want a broken femur? Is that why you can’t repeat any of your nonsense to my face? Naturally you would be have completely different in person, show how cowardly you are.

The extreme lengths you go to impersonate me truly shows how desperate and cowardly you kikes are in keeping the truth under wraps. Not only are there these bots who I guess are intended to confuse me with scammers, or to discourage its readership from scrolling down further.

This website has included in its articles (USA creating “Nazis” amid other discredited conspiracy theories) based on what I’ve typed in the comment field, I’m only one guy and nothing has so far been disproven on my side. All you have are emotional presentations when it comes to falsely portraying the west as “racists” yet actively work to defame and discriminate Whites. This website is an Alt-Lite style of tabloid that when not discussing geopolitical matters, is almost on par with the commentary of Info Wars hosted by the Zionist stooge named Alex Jones.

Unit 8200 & Censoring the Internet: https://worldtruthvideos.website/embed/unit-8200-and-the-censoring-of-the-internet_ZxOub2kpMt7OsI5.html

You can’t prove me wrong, you therefore proceed to attack me personally with all of these bots and other retarded nonsense. How can someone simultaneously be a “Nazi” and a sexual deviant, when they opposed degeneracy to the extent they had almost completely succeeded in purging it from society?

You don’t seem to realize how any assorted hick is typically opposed to homosexuality, or the fact that your country has a far greater number of rednecks than anyone in Europe proper, or on the other side of the north Atlantic.

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Christopher

The US doesn’t have any ‘allies’ it has obedient vassals who have to do as they are told by the duel passport carriers…or else.

jens holm

We dont see us as Vassals and we are doing better with them compared to be with someone like You.

Any map can see that in Western Economics, EU, Nato and GDP.

You are TOLD USA has no allies. Well that depends in what its all about. Its very visible by Our Leaders as well as the newssites, which You seemes not to be able to have any contact with.

Dont blame us for Your biased censurships being much much worse then Ours.

Rodney Loder.I guesd

Yep US is about to become a failed hegemon, the pleasure dome is chocker block in the US thanks to Trump and the pandemic that is taking its time going away, Trump did a lot to stuff up the US armaments industry. The homosexual Sid Loder did more.

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