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12:34 PM, January 11, 2019
Leonardo DRS Wins Additional $80M to Equip US Abrams Tanks with Rafael’s Trophy APS
Trophy active protection systems (Image: Leonardo Company)

Leonardo DRS has won a $80 million contract to equip the United States Army’s M1A2 Sep v2 and Marine Corps’ M1A1 main battle tanks (MBTs) with additional Trophy active protection systems (APS).

This brings the total funded value of the program to over $200 million and will equip several more brigades with Abrams Trophy, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Developed Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, Trophy provides protection against anti-armor rocket and missile threats, while at the same time locating and reporting the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response.

With no extra armor weight or decrease in vehicle performance, Trophy improves the survivability of the crew and vehicle. The system uses active electronically scanned array radar to see through harsh combat conditions to provide continuous 360-degree protection for the vehicle. Once a threat is detected, the onboard computer classifies the threat.

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