National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Vehicle Active Protection Systems The House Armed Services Committee and the Senate Committee on the Armed Services is encouraged by the Army’s current strategy for vehicle active protection system (APS) tests and integration. The committee believes this strategy will allow the Army to better address the threats posed by the growing proliferation of anti-tank guided missiles and rocket-propelled grenades. The committee is aware of the importance of vehicle APS capabilities for forward-deployed units, specifically those units in the U.S. European Command area of operations. The committee supports this effort and encourages the Army to expedite deployment and fielding of vehicle APS technology on ground combat vehicles that will form an essential element of the European Reassurance Initiative. The committee notes that the Army plans to conduct demonstration testing of mature vehicle APS capabilities on the Abrams main battle tank, the Bradley fighting vehicle, and Stryker combat vehicle. The committee encourages the Army to analyze options for incorporating vehicle APS solutions on additional vehicles, including the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, and to identify the APS solutions that are best suited for deployment on lighter-weight combat and tactical vehicles. The committee directs the Secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives by April 1, 2018, on the status of plans to deploy and integrate mature vehicle APS technology on deployed ground combat vehicles.