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active air defense

A direct defensive action taken to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or reduce the effectiveness of an air attack. It includes attacking enemy aircraft in air, electronic countermeasures, and action by air defense artillery and surface-to-air missiles, but it excludes passive measures such as camouflage and dispersal. Also called an active defense.
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[USPRwire, Fri Jun 07 2019] Active Protection System (APS) can shoot down and interrupt different number of threats such as anti-tank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades with accuracy with minimum collateral damage.
[ClickPress, Fri Jun 07 2019] Active Protection System (APS) can shoot down and interrupt different number of threats such as anti-tank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades with accuracy with minimum collateral damage.
Noting that the IR system is being used in the Army and Defense Ministry tanks, he said, "We have had this active protection system in the Ground Force too, it has been tested and needs to be mass-produced."
The tank is equipped with a laser warning system and is itself coated in IR (infrared) reflective paint to lower the thermal signature, Al-Khalid-II is equipped with an Active Protection System (APS).
The products feature accurate impedance tracking fuel gauges, an active protection system, and a compact connector.
* Fixing of the issue regarding Active Protection and when the Man-Portable Active Protection System (MP-APS) was not able to stop 12G FRAG rounds.
The vehicle features new BMW kidney grilles, updated Xenon Adaptive headlights, LED front fog lights, updated taillights, ceramic secondary controls, engine Automatic Start-Stop, and the Active protection system.
The netbook also features Lenovo's Active Protection System (APS) which detects sudden changes in motion and temporarily stops the hard drive to help protect data from some crashes that could occur due to everyday notebook accidents.
Roll cages on the W701 and W701ds, carbon glass fiber on the X201s and the Active Protection System in all the laptops help them meet up to eight military specifications for burning and blistery temperatures, shock, high altitude and dust.AaAa
WASHINGTON -- The Army's new Active Protection System, which is designed to safeguard soldiers and vehicles from incoming fire, has been named one of the best inventions of 2008 by Time magazine.
The Active Protection System for armoured vehicles detects rocket-propelled grenades and launches a missile to destroy them