RAMAT HASHARON, Israel --- Diehl BGT Defence and Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) successfully demonstrated their joint MAPS Active Protection System for armoured Vehicles on November 10 and 11, 2010, at the Federal Armed Forces Technical Centre in Meppen, Germany. The test campaign was witnessed by numerous representatives of the German Bundeswehr, the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMoD) as well as military officials of allied armed forces and both national and international industry representatives.
During the test campaign, the MAPS Active Protection System, mounted on a FUCHS transport vehicle, defeated incoming anti-tank rockets and guided missiles including advanced models with tandem warheads at safe distance from the defended vehicle. MAPS includes active and passive sensors for situational awareness, threat detection and fire control as well as highly agile interceptors (blast effectors).
In addition to effective vehicle protection, MAPS accurately localizes enemy firing positions enabling rapid and precise counterstrikes by the armoured vehicle thus actively countering repeated attacks.