Active Protection System Market
Frequently Asked Questions of APS Market
Active protection systems are systems that are designed to detect and defeat incoming projectiles before they impacting on a friendly ground vehicle, and they primarily use two types of subsystems. The first is what is known as soft killed subsystems, which are designed to interfere with a missile’s or another type of projectile’s guidance system before hitting the vehicle. Infrared, smoke and electro-optical countermeasures are examples of these. Hard kill systems, on the other hand, use a kinetic interceptor, which is a charge on the vehicle that explodes outwardly to destroy the projectile in flight.
Another example of a deployed kinetic interceptor is a grenade released from the vehicle to intercept the projectile at a greater distance from the vehicle. Anti-tank-guided weapons, unguided shaped-charge warheads, and other low-capacity threats to ground vehicles have proliferated in recent years. In Syria and eastern Ukraine, for example, terrorists have employed these weapons effectively against heavily armored vehicles.
Active protection systems provide additional layers of survivability to these vehicles while reducing the weight burden, allowing less armor to be fitted to these vehicles, allowing the vehicle to be more survivable because there are more mobile active protection systems are likely to become more modular compact and integrated in the coming years, for example, different subsystems used on the same vehicle produced by different manufacturers.
The challenge for manufacturers and end-users today is to integrate these disparate systems into a cohesive package that can be layered onto vehicles in response to different threats and different levels of protection required. One example is the UK Defense Science and Technology laboratories Icarus program, which seeks to layer soft and hard kill sub-systems, introduce secondary functionality into these sub-systems, and standardize their use within NATO. Under two separate programs, the US Army is also attempting to develop both soft and hard kill active protection systems.
The usage of active protection systems presents various operational issues. First, there are concerns about collateral damage because some of these hard-kill subsystems can use kinetic interceptors; there is a chance that friendly and civilian personnel may be injured or killed as a result of the use of these systems. Concerns have also been raised about the increased electromagnetic signature caused by APS, as well as the effects of employing several active protection systems.
Major factors driving Active Protection System Market Growth
The increasing proliferation of ATGMs will drive the growth of the active protection system market. Soft-kill APS is made up of numerous dazzlers and jammers that interfere with an incoming missile’s guidance system, causing it to miss. Hard-kill APS, on the other hand, destroy the missile immediately by firing a projectile at or near it. Hence the proliferation of ATGMs will create demand for the integration of APS in armored vehicles. These market trends will drive the growth of the market.
Trends influencing the APS Market Size
Advancements in sensors and radars will be one of the key market trends that will influence the growth of the market. Advancements in power systems will also be a key enabler of active protection system technology.
APS Market Forecast & Dynamics
Increasing defense spending will drive the market for new procurement activities and upgrades to existing platforms with newer technologies and capabilities. The increase in defense spending will encourage the procurement of land platforms and armored combat vehicles. Procurement will also be driven by prevailing geo-political conditions in Europe and the Asia Pacific.
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Active Protection System Market Analysis for Recent Developments
For active protection in armored combat vehicles, the Army depends on radar, counter-fire, and signal processing. Active protection for armored combat vehicles, or the capacity to kill incoming anti-tank weapons before they impact, is on the approach of broad deployment, as combat vehicle makers begin to view active protection as an essential component of modern design. Last month, the Army granted General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., a $280.1 million order to acquire kits for the Trophy accelerated active protection system aboard M1A2 Abrams SEPv2 and SEPv3 tanks, one of the most recent pushes toward active vehicle protection.
BAE Systems and the Slovak Ministry of Defense execute a contract for 152 CV90 IFVs. The signing of the deal followed the announcement of the selection in June of this year. The Slovak Republic is now the eighth member of the CV90 User Club. The company will construct and deliver 152 CV9035 IFVs in various configurations, as well as training and education systems and tactical simulators, as part of the government-to-government arrangement.
The Slovak Army will get 122 IFVs, 12 new Anti-Material Rifles and Grenade Launcher Squad configurations, and the remaining command and control, reconnaissance, engineer, and recovery types for specialized combat logistical support.
The Directorate of Research and Development of Israel’s Defensive Ministry has entrusted BIRD Aerosystems with demonstrating a prototype of an active defense system that will safeguard ground troops and high-value assets from airborne attacks (including anti-tank guided missiles – ATGM).