Military Embedded Systems

Self-protection system for infantry vehicles to undergo sensor improvements

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September 08, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Self-protection system for infantry vehicles to undergo sensor improvements
HENSOLDT photo.

GERMANY. HENSOLDT, German corporation with a focus on sensor technologies for protection and surveillance, announced that its Multifunctional Self-Protection System (MUSS) will undergo further developments and improvements.

The MUSS is a soft kill-based active protection system (APS). It offers infantry fighting vehicles and main battle tanks protection against enemy laser and armour-piercing threats. These can be countered by warning sensors that detect the threat from missiles or lasers and initiate appropriate countermeasures. The MUSS self-protection system is already in series production and has so far been delivered more than 350 times.

The improvements include a new laser detector that covers all modern laser threats. MUSS 2.0 will offer improved and extended sensor technology, improved software, and modern countermeasures. MUSS is being further developed into a layered system and offers modern interfaces, which, among other things, enable the integration of a hard kill effector, according to the company.

 

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