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Quick Kill, U.S. Army active protection system

Quick Kill is an active protection system (APS) designed to destroy incoming anti-tank missiles, rockets, and grenades. The Quick Kill system is being designed and produced by Raytheon for the U.S. Army. The Quick Kill system is part of the Army's Future Combat System.

Quick Kill detects incoming RPGs and anti-tank missiles with an active electronically scanned array radar. Once its speed, trajectory and intercept point are computed, Quick Kill vertically soft-launches a small countermeasure missile. The countermeasure missile intercepts the incoming threat and destroys it with a focused blast warhead. All this happens within a blink of an eye. The Quick Kill missile has 360-degree capability and a reload capability. It could be used stationary or on the move with a wide range of vehicles from armored personnel carriers to airborne helicopters. On Feb 8, 2006 Raytheon announced Quick



Added: Sep-22-2008 
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