Full Spectrum Active Protection
Definition/Scope: Full Spectrum Active Protection (FSAP) is an active-protection concept currently being developed for the US Army for its future and current armored vehicles. Advanced active protection systems are designed to provide the primary survivability component of future armored vehicles, protecting the vehicle from missiles, kinetic energy threats and top attack. The system detects, tracks, intercepts and physically defeats large-caliber threats at a distance sufficiently far from the defended vehicle to reduce the lethal effects of the threat and assure vehicle survival. A subset of FSAP is the Full Spectrum Active Protection System (FCLAS). Active protection system’s components will include threat detection, tracking systems, signal processing systems, countermeasures systems and base armor, used for structural and residual threat defeat. The system will utilize multiple sensors, sensors, including radar, IR and laser detection systems. Upon detection of a threat, the system will enable the deployment of countermeasures or defensive tactics to avoid being hit (when engaging anti-tank missiles or threats at medium/long range), or automatically activate countermeasures, when necessary (primarily against high velocity missiles and kinetic energy threats or RPGs at short range).
Used For:Protection WFF
Broader Terms:Active Protection System
Narrower Terms:Full Spectrum Active Protection Close-In Shield
Related Terms:Anti-armor Improvised Explosive Device