Active Protection Systems for the Army and Beyond

At the 2018 AUSA meeting (Association of the U.S. Army) the army discussed its continuing evaluation of APS (Active Protection Systems) for the Stryker combat vehicle. This is part of an overall effort to develop and deploy APS on almost all ground combat vehicles. From DefenseNews.com : “More than a year ago, the Army determined it needed to field an interim APS solution for the Abrams tank as well as the Stryker and Bradley. The service

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RPG Helicopter Defense.

As one of the workhorse helicopter assets of allied military’s around the world, the Chinook CH-47 and variants carry more cargo and soldiers into battle than any other flying aircraft. It is known as a “battlefield multiplier” and its importance to combat logistics cannot be overstated. Despite this tactical importance, military analysts can also tell you that the Chinook is also one of the most vulnerable choppers in the US arsenal. In Afghanistan, more CH-47D helicopters

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CPI’s Active RPG Defense System for the US Military

While CPI is certainly well known for its Waterproof Switches and Linear Position Sensors, lesser known are certain patents and intellectual property that CPI regularly develops.  One of the most exciting ideas has to be CPI’s RPG Active Defense System For over a decade, military forces around the world have been looking for a system that can defeat short range missile attack.  Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG’s) and other ordinance have continued to become more and

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CPI Announces Patent Approval For Active Protection System Against RPG’s.

In addition to providing advanced electromechanical switches and linear position sensors for harsh duty applications around the world, CPI also holds intellectual property rights for a number of engineered system designs. Perhaps one of the most promising is the RPG shield initiative, an Active Protection System (APS) which explores the possibility of protecting our military from one of the most insidious and prevalent threats on the battlefield. Recently CPI was awarded 3 US patents: 8,536,500, 8,399,816, and

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