In amazing news for Army families and soldiers, General Mark Milley recently told the Senate the Army intends to ultimately outfit the entire heavy force, all combat vehicles, with APS.
Basically, APS can stop weapons that are extremely destructive. Weapons that can potentially be lethal to tanks and other armored combat vehicles, even though they are protected by armor.
Using a number of radars positioned around the tank to provide 360-degree detection of incoming fire, the APS evaluates whether it is a real threat, sends a warning to the crew and nearby forces and also launches an EFP (Explosively Formed Projectile) to destroy the projectile.
Thus far, not every single weapon any enemy could wield would be stopped – but certainly many of the most commonly used would be stopped before impact. Read more at Fox News.