The threat of attack by rockets, artillery and mortar bombs (RAM) is a constant for ground troops. Technology has been used to defend against attacks, with some militaries deploying counter-RAM systems that detect, track and destroy incoming ordnance. An effort underway by the U.S. Army called the Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) program could improve the effectiveness of C-RAM systems. EAPS is developing missile- and gun-based systems. If both components are tagged for ...

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