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An active protection system is a system (usually for a military application) designed to prevent anti-armor line-of-sight weapons from acquiring and/or destroying a target.

Electronic countermeasures that alter the electromagnetic, acoustic or other signature(s) of a target thereby altering the tracking and sensing behavior of an incoming threat (e.g., guided missile) are designated softkill measures.

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Much like the smokescreen, the APS gives a tank better protection against ATMs. It's found on higher level tanks. Unlike the smokescreen, Active protection is a passive, constant effect, and isn't 100% effective.Qnomei (talk) 22:59, May 8, 2014 (UTC)