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Scudo active protection system

Country of Origin: Italy


The Scudo ("shield") active protection system is built to defeat anti-tank rockets and missiles.

It is a multi-layer system. The outer layer consists of a 70-mm interceptor rocket fired by two steerable rocket launchers, with two or four cells each. The interceptor destroys incoming threats by projecting thousands of tungsten fragments into the projectile's path.

The warhead is detonated via a radio-frequency smart proximity fuze. The lethal radius of the warhead, which varies...

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