The US Army has awarded a contract valued at $USD 11 million to Rheinmetall Protection Systems and Unified Business Technologies (UBT) for significant testing of the StrikeShield Active Protection System (APS) to begin in October 2020 at Redstone Test Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The US Army’s recently formed Vehicle Protective Systems (VPS) program office will evaluate StrikeShield as part of a larger effort to characterize APS performance against a wide variety of anti-armour threats. This contract award represents the first funded APS testing the US Army will undertake of the StrikeShield system.
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