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US Army to Test Rheinmetall's StrikeShield Active Defense System

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The U.S. Army has signed a $ 11 million contract for a series of tests of the StrikeShield active defense system, which will begin in October 2020 at the Redstone Base Test Center in Alabama.


The novelty was developed by the German concern Rheinmetall and their partners from the American company UBT - Unified Business Technologies. This is the official website of Rheinmetall.

The newly formed U.S. Department of Vehicle Security Systems will test StrikeShield as a defensive measure against a wide range of threats. If the test is successful, then this will pave the way for widespread use of this system in the current technical fleet of the American ground forces, as well as in military equipment, which will arrive there in the foreseeable future.

Back in 2015, Rheinmetall and UBT teamed up to participate in a competition to create active protective equipment for armored vehicles (including Tanks) U.S.A.

It is also reported that Rheinmetall also introduced its own modular hybrid configuration for StrikeShield, which combines active and passive protection technologies in one project. Innovative development was demonstrated at AUSA 2019.
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U.S. Department of Defense
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 4 December 2019 10: 51
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    Intrigued, although little is clear from the article. Well, I hope the test results reach us.
    1. Solieri
      Solieri 4 December 2019 10: 54
      -1
      That Israel is not lucky. Competition sir!
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 4 December 2019 10: 56
        +1
        But this is a healthy competition. In technical terms. At least not like with the notorious F 35, when the partners have nothing to choose from!)))
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 4 December 2019 11: 29
          +4
          This is really a competition. Israeli KAZ systems were suitable for the Americans for Abrams (already purchased and mounted), suitable for Bradley. But they did not fit for the light striker BMP. And the Americans began to test German AZ (or DZ? - is unclear).
          Israel also includes in the metal-ceramic hinged plate armor Merkava layer DZ.
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 4 December 2019 12: 52
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            StrikeShield active defense systems as a defensive measure against a wide range of threats

            ANYTHING article.
            What are the threats? How does it protect?
            NOTHING !!
            1. Vladimir16
              Vladimir16 4 December 2019 13: 03
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              Quote: Shurik70
              What are the threats? How does it protect?

              It is clearly written in the title:
              US Army will test system active of protection Strikeshield by rheinmetall

              Rheinmetall threatens the US Army. And the U.S. Army defends itself from Rheinmetall laughing

              And then Russia, China, Iran, Korea, Venezuela .... laughing
      2. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 4 December 2019 11: 12
        +2
        Quote: Salieri
        That Israel is not lucky. Competition sir!

        In such areas, monopoly does not exist.
  2. Fedorov
    Fedorov 4 December 2019 10: 57
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    Nichrome from the article is not clear. Where will they be installed, against which means of attack ..? It’s possible to guess. But Israel and Russia already have them. And for a long time. It is only about installation money.
    1. Alex_You
      Alex_You 4 December 2019 11: 18
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      Yes, most likely the Americans themselves do not yet know where to put it. While ahead of the test at the bench in the field. IMHO.
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 4 December 2019 11: 19
      +3
      Probably something like that ...
      1. Pavlov Sergey Alexandrovich
        Pavlov Sergey Alexandrovich 4 December 2019 13: 49
        +2
        Cool topic in general
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 4 December 2019 11: 12
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    US Army to Test Rheinmetall's StrikeShield Active Defense System

    All who can protect the equipment as much as possible.
    1. knn54
      knn54 4 December 2019 11: 14
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      Will it protect "from above"?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 December 2019 11: 16
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        Quote: knn54
        Will it protect "from above"?

        We will not guess ... wait a bit, they will show and tell everything themselves.
      2. Lopatov
        Lopatov 4 December 2019 11: 51
        -1
        Quote: knn54
        Will it protect "from above"?

        No.
        There is a different ideology
  4. awdrgy
    awdrgy 4 December 2019 11: 21
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    But once when it was only with us and if Israel hadn’t adhered it wasn’t a fact that she appeared somewhere (
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 4 December 2019 11: 24
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    It is not very clear what the Germans call "active defense". As I understand it, this is dynamic protection. Their system has no radars. Radars cannot be hidden. They would be visible in the pictures.
    1. _Ugene_
      _Ugene_ 4 December 2019 17: 19
      +1
      quite a AZ, there is a radar, at 1:32 they write - the power of the radar is less than a kilowatt
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 4 December 2019 17: 31
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        Thanks, got it. The radar is pointing down.
        And they shoot from top to bottom, destroying a rocket at the last moment in front of passive armor or a body.
        Israel also has a similar system.
        They did it for the Americans, but they rejected it. I wonder how German will be appreciated.
        Trophy does not work like that. The radar is directed to the side. And the interception takes place a couple to three meters from the hull of the tank. Moreover, the point from where the shot was fired is also calculated. And - as an option - the tower with the aimed gun automatically turns there. It is more reliable, but more complicated, and poses a danger to the infantry near the tank.
        1. _Ugene_
          _Ugene_ 4 December 2019 17: 35
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          yes, that’s why they boast in the video that civilians and mannequins are standing near the place where the car was intercepted and remain intact
  6. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 4 December 2019 11: 26
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    There is practically no information about StrikeShield, there is a lot about Trophy, with photos, and there is silence about the Nameplate!
  7. Klingon
    Klingon 4 December 2019 11: 32
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    Quote: voyaka uh
    It is not very clear what the Germans call "active defense". As I understand it, this is dynamic protection. Their system has no radars. Radars cannot be hidden. They would be visible in the pictures.

    Are you a Rheinmetall employee or do you think that only Israel is the leader in this area ?? Germans are excellent engineers
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 4 December 2019 12: 55
      +1
      The Germans are great engineers. In mechanics there is no equal to them.
      But in radars, they do not lead. Buy military radars from Israel.
  8. Operator
    Operator 4 December 2019 11: 37
    +7
    StrikeShield APS is a German-made craft item in the form of a cornice from a set of counter-ammunition, hung on the sides of the tower and / or car body and creating a plane curtain of fragments. As a result, attacking tandem ammunition or ammunition with a shock core penetrate this SAZ at the expense of times
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 4 December 2019 11: 55
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      Quote: Operator
      As a result, attacking tandem ammunition or ammunition with a shock core penetrate this SAZ at the expense of times

      Strictly speaking, the tandem will be knocked down, and so far no KAZ has learned to stop the strike core.
      From attacks from above and above on the span are not protected, yes. But is it necessary? In the end, MUSS can perfectly protect against guided munitions, by the way, created by order of the Americans.
      1. Operator
        Operator 4 December 2019 12: 00
        +5
        How does a plane fragmentation field hit the second warhead in tandem (which flies with a millisecond delay from the first warhead)?

        And why can't a KAZ / SAZ with a medium zone of destruction of a counter-munition bring down an attacking munition with an impact core until the nucleus is formed?
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 4 December 2019 12: 10
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          Quote: Operator
          How does a planar fragmentation field hit the second warhead in tandem?

          It is enough to bring down the whole tandem ammunition

          If the question is about two or more ammunition fired by a "doublet", then both missiles hitting the same charge are unlikely. A little more to the right or to the left and the "neighbor" will work. This is especially true in movement.

          In short, this is a really good idea. Simple, and therefore effective. With perhaps the shortest possible reaction time.
          In theory, you can achieve that. that even sub-caliber ammunition will go astray. True, then the relative safety for the surrounding "units" will have to be abandoned

          Quote: Operator
          cannot shoot down attacking ammunition with a strike core

          Are you talking about an attack from above on the span?
          1. Operator
            Operator 4 December 2019 12: 26
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            The manufacturer’s company’s drawing clearly shows a plane, rather than a volumetric curtain of fragments, therefore, the introduction of fragments into the second warhead of the tandem ammunition is possible only if it is flying with a decrease of more than one meter in relation to the suspension line of the counter-munitions, at least based on the flight speed ammunition (~ 300 m / s) and fragments (~ 1000 m / s). Those. hit the second warhead in the tower or shell MBT guaranteed.

            The medium-range KAZ / SAZ counter-ammunition intercepts attacking ammunition at a distance of 80-100 meters from the protected object, i.e. long before the last flight over the object.
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 4 December 2019 12: 32
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              Quote: Operator
              The figure of the company-manufacturer clearly shows a plane, not a volume curtain of fragments

              In the picture there is a lot that could be. But physics will not allow this to be created.

              Quote: Operator
              therefore, splinters entering the second warhead of the tandem ammunition

              Why "get into the second warhead"? Even if the second charge does not destroy, the ammunition will start tumbling.
              1. Operator
                Operator 4 December 2019 13: 39
                +6
                The weight of the fragment of the counter-ammunition is about 1 gram, the weight of the attacking ammunition is from 1 to 10 kg, the flight time of the main warhead is about 1/1000 second.
                1. Lopatov
                  Lopatov 4 December 2019 13: 41
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                  Quote: Operator
                  The weight of the fragment of the counter-munition is about 1 gram, the weight of the attacking munition is from 1 to 10 kg, the approach distance of the second warhead is from 20 to 40 cm.

                  That is enough.
                  1. Operator
                    Operator 4 December 2019 13: 47
                    +6
                    To destabilize the attacking ammunition, it is necessary that the momentum of the 1x1000 = 1 kgm / s fragment is comparable to the momentum of the ammunition 1000x300 = 300 kgm / s, which is not observed.
  9. Pavlov Sergey Alexandrovich
    Pavlov Sergey Alexandrovich 4 December 2019 13: 58
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    A great upgrade for technology. I hope our engineers also sculpt a thread to protect light equipment from RPGs and Ptur? Although here it depends more on the desire of the military so our designers have long created something like that. Fortunately, there is an element base for radars and computing units.
  10. Professor
    Professor 4 December 2019 14: 07
    +2
    1. To the unnamed author, replace the photo of the checkpoint with the photo of the described system.

    2. The project offers two in one: "shampoo and conditioner", ie active and passive protection.
    3. Active protection is not widely discussed. But they only talk about rockets and "rockets". BOPS is out of the question.
    4. Active protection for light, medium and heavy equipment has long been on the market. It’s hard to suggest something new.

    PS
    https://www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/rheinmetall_defence/public_relations/news/latest_news/index_22272.php