The Active Defence System
The Active Defence System (ADS) for light to heavy vehicles combines performance and innovation. ADS is able to counteract various attacks thanks to the optimal interaction between individual high-tech components. Threats are detected, assessed and intercepted in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle before they reach their target.
The solution for 360° protection
ADS detects and neutralises threats in less than a millisecond. The Short Reaction Time (SRT) of the system is faster than the blink of an eye. This ensures protection against threats at the shortest possible distance. Unlike soft-kill systems, which neutralise the threat without destroying it, the hard-kill protection system ADS, in addition to intelligent missiles, also defends and destroys non-guided, antitank defence hand weapons such as RPG. Unlike other systems, only minor collateral damage occurs during the defence provided by the ADS.
Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
Heavy anti-tank missiles with mono and tandem warheads. Different guidance systems (e.g. wire or beam riding) allow reliable firing ranges > 1.000 m. Very high passive armor penetration capabilities. Some with overflying top attack features.
Shoulder launched light anti-tank rockets without guidance. Typical firing ranges of 15 m – 200 m. Designed for usage in close ambush situations against APCs and IFVs. Requires direct hit to ignite.
50 – 200 m/sec / 10 m – 35 m till impact
- Detection and classification of threat
- Multiple threats scenario is covered
- Soft-kill activation
Specify and Confirm
10 m/sec / 2 m till impact
- Electro-optical sensors
- Near field system selects countermeasure
- Optimum intercept solution
4 m/sec / 1 m till impact
- Disable threat
Ready for multi threat scenarios
The ADS consists of two independent sensors and various countermeasures. Sensors and countermeasures are distributed on the vehicle shell to achieve an overlapping cover. ADS provides abundant protection thanks to the overlapping FoA (Field of Action area) and FoV (Field of View area).
This first ring of sensors consists of a multi-frequency radar with planar antenna. The radiated power is very low to avoid any interference with other radars and to only control the strict, necessary detection and classification of threats in combination with trajectory calculation.
The second and inner ring of sensors will confirm the imminent impact time and place of a threat to the vehicle. Thanks to the high resolution and accuracy, the best countermeasures can be selected and controlled.
This hard-kill ADS component is the optimised device for rendering the threats caused by warheads harmless, before an impact with the vehicle becomes inevitable. The reduction of possible collateral damage is the decisive factor. ADS constantly optimises different countermeasures.