In the United States successfully tested a system of "soft destruction" anti-tank missiles

The struggle between the tanks and anti-tank weapons comes from the First World War. Each time the tank is equipped with enhanced armor, rivals are coming up with ever more powerful missiles that can easily pierce it. The military can not always thicken armor already extremely heavy machines, so they have to come up with new methods of protection. For example, the company Lockheed Martin has created a MAPS system to change the trajectory of projectiles - its testing is only recently, with almost perfectly.

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Project Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) was developed in 2014. It is a modular system for "soft destruction" anti-tank missiles with the help of frequency pulses, which are supposed to "blind" shells and forced to fall in another place. Most likely, the new technology will be used in conjunction with the "hard" methods when enemy missiles destroyed counter shots.

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A basic set of MAPS consists of controller, user interface, power management and software for proschityvaniya trajectory of projectiles and decision-making. Thanks to its open architecture, the system allows the use of third-party modules to perform a specific task. It can be installed on all existing models of tanks.

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The effectiveness of the system was confirmed during a six-week test at the military base "Redstone Arsenal" in Alabama. Tank equipped with sensors the MAPS, successfully changed the direction of 15 of the 15 anti-tank guided missiles, and they were broken before they reach the goal.

The success of the military trials shows the effectiveness of the active protection system that can be quickly updated with new components to meet specific mission requirements.

Michael Williamson, Project Manager

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