Ons of the world’s only combat proven Active Protection Systems (APS)
At the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) event opening at Twickenham, London, today, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will proudly present TROPHY, which it describes as “the world’s only combat proven Active Protection Systems (APS).”
Yiftach Kleinman, Head of Vehicle Protection Suites at the company, will discuss TROPHY’s unique evolution and performance, which has led it to be a substantial game-changer in today’s complex and dangerous armoured warfare, in a special seminar at the conference.
Rafael is in a unique position in the domain of vehicle protection suites as for decades it has provided reactive and passive armour solutions to leading armies, including those of the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Poland and the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). The US Army announced a decision last October, following an extended two-year trial period, to procure TROPHY APS for the first ABRAMS M1A2 MBT brigade. During the trials, TROPHY intercepted dozens of anti-tank guided weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in a wide variety of challenging scenarios.
In 2014 Trophy became a huge game-changer for the IDF and its armored corps, defeating dozens of anti-tank missiles fired at MERKAVA 4 tanks. Beyond its active protection capability, however, TROPHY is a multi-faceted enabler and force-multiplier, as it detects the fire source with its 360° radars, communicating the location to the tank crew and to other forces in the formation to enable them to engage the enemy and prevent further attacks.
These solutions have saved the lives of thousands of soldiers in conflicts all over the globe. TROPHY has continually proven itself as a life-saver and is the only operational, combat-proven APS in the world. Installed on over 3 brigades of IDF MERKAVA MBTs and NAMER IFVs, and since 2016 in a process of being installed on the advanced combat fleet of the IDF, Rafael presents TROPHY as a corner stone for a suite that will provide a comprehensive approach for today’s theater challenges.