German Leopard Tanks Tested with Trophy APS for First Time

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German Leopard Tanks Tested with Trophy APS for First Time
Trophy APS on U.S. Army's Abrams tank

Germany and Israel announced successful live fire test of Rafael-made Trophy Active Protection System (APS) from the German Army’s Leopard 2 tanks recently.

Rafael said in a statement that the Trophy APS, designed for anti-armor attacks, was integrated onto the tanks after a government-to-government agreement was reached in February. The agreement was led by the Directorate of Defense R&D in the Ministry of Defense and Rafael.

Trophy APS provides protection against rocket and missile threats and simultaneously locates the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response. Trophy is the only fully-integrated APS in the world and has been installed on Israel Defense Forces’ Merkava tanks since 2010, and has also been installed on the Namer APCs. Trophy has also been supplied to four U.S. Army Abrams MBT brigades. It has accrued over 1,000,000 operating hours, including over 5,400 successful field tests, and is now under contract for serial production of over 1,800 systems.

Germany and Israel announced successful live fire test of Rafael-made Trophy Active Protection System (APS) from the German Army’s Leopard 2 tanks recently.

Rafael said in a statement that the Trophy APS, designed for anti-armor attacks, was integrated onto the tanks after a government-to-government agreement was reached in February. The agreement was led by the Directorate of Defense R&D in the Ministry of Defense and Rafael.

Trophy APS provides protection against rocket and missile threats and simultaneously locates the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response. Trophy is the only fully-integrated APS in the world and has been installed on Israel Defense Forces’ Merkava tanks since 2010, and has also been installed on the Namer APCs. Trophy has also been supplied to four U.S. Army Abrams MBT brigades. It has accrued over 1,000,000 operating hours, including over 5,400 successful field tests, and is now under contract for serial production of over 1,800 systems.

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