Modular and lightweight


MAPS has been designed and developed for safe and easy handling enabling the operators to break down the component parts for easy loading into helicopters, light utility vehicles and maritime craft. Its modular design enables the creation of various types of protective emplacement using the same system components. 






FDS MAPS utilises the most advanced light weight armour technologies to achieve maximum protection without restricting the users ability to operate. To ensure maximum operational and cost efficiency, MAPS is supplied in either “Basic”, “Standard” or “Advance” ballistic levels as follows:


Provides protection against handguns and pistols as well as 9mm sub-machine guns.



In order to provide different user groups with design solutions that specifically meets their operation needs and concepts of operations. FDS has currently developed seven types of MAPS, as follows:

FDS Modular Armour Protection Systems facilitate the rapid construction of various designs of protective emplacements, enabling mobile operations by fast response forces conducting counter insurgency, counter terrorist and other rapid deployed operations. 


MAPS is modular, compact and lightweight. It can be easily moved into position, assembled by the operators without any specialist tools or training. Providing cover from view and protection to operators from incoming small arms fire, and ballistic fragments


MAPS provides a key role in secure areas whilst establishing temporary defensive positions such as  sentry positions, check points and observation positions and enabling the quick re-deployments to new locations. 

Provides protection against shotguns and multiple assault rifles armed with lead core 7.62 mild steel core and 5.56 lead core bullets.


Provides protection against multiple assault rifles armed with 5.56 steel core/tip ammunition. Advanced armour level can be achieved by a single shield independently or by folding the “Standard” shield configuration.


Advance Ballistic Protection 


Basic Ballistic Protection


Standard Ballistic Protection 


Key Features

Modular and lightweight

Ergonomically designed for manual handling

Easy and intuitive to assemble

Adaptable (flexible in use)

Able to provide environmental cover (and camouflage) for the user /operators (using attachable weather sheet)

Rapidly deployable and re-deployable

Protected against defined ballistic threats. 

Rapidly deployable and re-deployable


It can easily be manually handled into position by two operators.  On re-deployment the system can be loaded into a utility vehicle in less than five minutes. The systems are compact lightweight and can easily be packed onto a standard NATO pallet or easily transported within military light 4x4, utility vehicles, helicopters and maritime craft and indeed if required within a family size automobile. 

Environmental protection and camouflage cover


The system can be equipped withCamouflage and Environmental Cover Assembly. It is designed with an open observation section thereby keeping the elements off the operators whilst they observe the assigned areas of responsibility.

Adaptability (flexibility in use)


The system is multiple roll use and can be used / deployed at road and Vehicle Check Points (VCP), entry control points, onboard ships and maritime craft, in port and dockside protection, within  buildings, on adobe flat roofs, elevated watch towers (over-watch positions), escort control points etc.

Easy and intuitive to assemble


MAPS is designed so that users / operators can easily assemble and operate the system with no specialist training; a short review of the installation instructions in the handbook is all that is required. On average the system takes approximately five minutes to move into position and set up by untrained operators. Trained operators can deploy the system within less than a minute. The systems are self-supporting and do not require any additional fixings for them to stop and stand up to the effects of small arms fire.  

Ergonomically designed for manual handling


The system is ergonomically designed for manual handling enabling movement along narrow corridors and up stairways or ladders.  All individual components are less than (44lbs) (20kg) to enable the handling of the system by even a single operator.