StrikeShield – Active Protection System
Game changing modular protection with lower risk of detection
Rheinmetall's StrikeShield Active Protection System (APS) belongs to a new generation of standoff active protection technologies. It is one of the world's most advanced and effective systems for protecting military vehicles of practically every weight class from operational threats, especially light antitank weapons, guided missiles and certain improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
StrikeShield is based on the hard-kill principle, in which incoming projectiles are detected and instantly destroyed by directed energy immediately before reaching their target. It is the only high-performance close-in defence system which minimizes collateral damage in the vicinity of the vehicle.
The hybrid solution
Rheinmetall’s StrikeShield is much more. StrikeShield is a hybrid solution that combines active and passive protection in a modular design that can be adapted to most vehicle platforms. Providing the fastest reaction time in ambush and multi-hit situations, it protects vehicles from rockets or missiles by neutralising incoming projectiles before they hit the platform. The hybrid approach leverages Rheinmetall’s considerable expertise in both, active protection systems and vehicle armor, for optimal performance. StrikeShield is designed to minimise system weight and power consumption, while also emitting a very small electronic signature that greatly reduces the risk of detection by adversaries.
Article on Breaking Defense on 09 Aug 2021: StrikeShield APS: Game changing modular protection with lower risk of detection – Rheinmetall’s hybrid solution integrates next-generation active and passive technologies for effective layered defense in a weight and power portfolio that works