Lawmakers want answers on US Army plans to protect vehicles from drones | C4ISRNet

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According to the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee’s markup of the fiscal 2022 military authorization bill, issued July 28th, legislators want clarification from the Army on its strategy to equip combat vehicles with protective systems capable of defeating unmanned aircraft systems. For years, the Army has struggled to equip its Abrams tanks, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, and Stryker combat vehicles with passive protection systems. While the Army has been able to field an intermediate system on its Abrams tanks, it has slipped behind with the installment of an interim system on the Bradley. The project to equip Strykers with an APS has been put on hold because no system suitable for the platform has been found. For its combat vehicles, the Army is also developing an integrated vehicle protection system suite.


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