The Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) base kit is the backbone of the U.S. Army’s MAPS framework that offers automatic, next-generation survivability for combat vehicles and crews. The base kit integrates sensors and countermeasures in an open, common framework to detect, track, classify and defeat existing and emerging threats like rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank guided missiles.
The open-architecture controller at the core of the base kit offers modularity and scalability to support upgrades and future vehicle protection system capabilities. Other components include a user interface, power management distribution system, network switch and application software.
The MAPS base kit is reusable and refreshable. Its open-architecture design enables users to selectively upgrade sensor and countermeasure components across all MAPS-enabled platforms. Upgrading at the component level reduces life cycle costs and promotes best-of-breed solutions. Most importantly, it reduces the time required to respond to emerging threats.
Modular Active Protection Systems: Ahead of the Threat Curve
The U.S. Army’s Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) solution protects armored vehicles and crews from rockets and missiles.