RAVEN Countermeasure system introduced by BAE Systems

AUSTIN, Texas. BAE Systems unveiled its RAVEN Countermeasure system for combat vehicles as part of its integrated vehicle protection system (VPS) suite of products. RAVEN is a directable infrared countermeasure intended to defeat anti-tank guided missiles, protect ground vehicles and their crews, and improve mission effectiveness without the use of kinetic countermeasures.

Graphic courtesy of BAE Systems.

According to the company, the system is rugged, lightweight, modular, and scalable, and provides armored forces with vehicle protection. It is designed for capability growth to address future threats as they emerge.

RAVEN is compliant with the U.S. Army's Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) program and is designed to integrate directly with threat detection and countermeasure cueing systems.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Army recommended the integration of the RAVEN Countermeasure system onto a Bradley Fighting Vehicle for the MAPS Program's Layered Active Protection Demonstration.

The company's vehicle protections systems are developed at its manufacturing center of excellence in Austin, Texas.