Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract worth up to $70 million from BAE
Systems to develop the hard-kill Active Protection System (APS) for Future
Combat System (FCS) vehicles under a three-phase agreement. The initial phase is
pegged at $10 million.
The Boeing Company, FCS Lead Systems Integrator, announced the selection of
Raytheon as the APS developer earlier this month. APS is a key element in a
full-spectrum suite of "hit avoidance" technologies designed to keep FCS manned
ground vehicles and their troops safe from harm. Using FCS's sensors and its
common radar, the APS detects, tracks and defeats enemy threats with precision
munitions in the blink of an eye.
BAE Systems is looking forward to working with Raytheon on the development and
integration of the active protection hard-kill subsystem into the overall
vehicle suite of defensive capabilities. Raytheon brings a comprehensive systems
engineering approach and innovative technology options to the APS development
APS will shield warfighters and their vehicles from enemy threats. Using a
combination of sensor technologies and precision counter munitions instead of
heavy armor, the new system will also help FCS meet its survivability
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