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active defense

The employment of limited offensive action and counterattacks to deny a contested area or position to the enemy. See also passive defense.
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Elbit Systems announces that following a competitive bid, the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) selected Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IFLD), the Companys Active Protection System (APS), for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Eitan new eight-wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) and the D-9 Bulldozer.
Raytheon technology earmarked for the Lynx includes the company's advanced weapons, Active Protection System, next-generation thermal sights, the Coyote unmanned aircraft system and more.
* Drozd-2 tank active protection system, which increases protection level manifold.
Similarly, advances in textile protective clothing such as active protection system, protective flex, aluminized fabrics, thermal sensitivity fabrics, and fabrics for protection from chemical and biological threats are expected to fuel the sale of industrial protective clothing fabrics during the period of assessment.
Active Protection System (APS) can shoot down and interrupt different number of threats such as anti-tank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades with accuracy with minimum collateral damage.
Summary: Active Protection System (APS) can shoot down and interrupt different number of threats such as anti-tank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades with accuracy with minimum collateral damage.
RADA Electronic Industries (RADA) announced that following the recent announcement by General Dynamics (GD) of a positive Army Requirements' Oversight Council decision, Phase II of the Iron Fist Light Active Protection System for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle is moving forward.
The GyroMetric active protection system has been certified for the marine market by IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) and ABS (American Bureau of Shipping).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced that the country has successfully tested active protection system on its home-made tanks.
Few Abrams tanks are equipped with a Softkill Active protection system, the Missile Countermeasure Device AN/VLQ-6 (MCD) used to hamper the guidance systems of some Semi-Active Control Line-of-sight (SACLOS) wire and radio guided anti-tank missiles and infrared homing missiles.
The Trophy Active Protection System, which blasts incoming missiles with a turreted shotgun, will be tested on the U.S.
It has three layers of defensive systems: composite armor plates on the turret; Kontact-5 third-generation explosive reactive armor on its front, sides, and turret that reduces penetration by kinetic energy bombs; and the "Shtora," or curtain, an electro-optical active protection system that enables the tank to jam the systems of antitank missiles.