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Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Technology to bolster army vehicle protections

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The Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to help bolster army vehicle protections.

Officials said Lockheed Martin would continue developing the Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS), which is designed to enable protection of vehicles and their occupants by integrating sensors and countermeasures in a common framework to detect and defeat existing and emerging threats.

Lockheed Martin’s engineers will work with TARDEC to mature the base kit hardware and software and support integration of the MAPS Base Kit with existing sensors and countermeasures for Army virtual and range demonstrations on combat vehicles.

“Our MAPS offering is ready to support field tests using today’s platforms and active protection system components,” Paul Lemmo, vice president of Sensors & Global Sustainment at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said. “A modular and open-architecture design means any component can be selectively upgraded across all MAPS-enabled platforms to address emerging threats. That promotes affordability by extending the system’s life cycle, and boosts protection for the warfighter without increasing vehicle weight.”

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company employing 100,000 people worldwide and is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.