To ensure the detection and neutralization of drones, this prototype armored vehicle is equipped with a turret equipped with sophisticated sensors and cannons. Its performance was recently successfully demonstrated during tests carried out in the United States.
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On the Ukrainian battlefields, drones abound. Many of these are commercially available quadcopters. They are mainly used for observing and adjusting artillery fire or for checking that an FPV drone carrying an explosive charge has reached its target.
The use of these drones has raised awareness among armies around the world because of their interest, but also their dangers. Therefore, many companies in the arms sector are developing solutions to neutralize them. In addition to jammers, systems like laser cannons are under development. Other more traditional solutions are tested, with machine guns.
The armored vehicle is modular and can be equipped with around thirty different turrets. That of this prototype is designed to acquire and destroy drones. © BAE Systems
This is precisely what BAE Systems is offering with its armored vehicle prototype. AMPV C-UAS. It has a turret designed to neutralize drones. The machine is based on an AMPV armored vehicle which has equipped the American army for four years and which has the advantage of being modular. It is thus capable of supporting 30 different interchangeable turrets for as many specific missions. The one that was used is Moog (RIwP). This is a short-range air defense turret.
To identify and acquire targets, the armored vehicle is also equipped with radars ensuring 360° coverage, cameras and other sensorssensors. In terms of armament, the turret is equipped with missilesmissiles Stinger, a machine gun and a 30 mm Northrop Grumman XM914 cannon. As shown in the video, the firm has just successfully tested this weapon system’s ability to accurately detect, track, identify and destroy ground targets and drones at a shooting range in Kingman, Arizona. It remains to be seen whether the United States intends to deliver this type of equipment to Ukraine to ensure its air defense.
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