Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ TROPHY Active Protection System (APS) has undergone challenging live firing tests on the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) LEOPARD 2 tank, which was integrated into the German services after a government-to-government agreement was reached in February. The agreement was led by the Directorate of Defense R&D in the Israeli Ministry of Defense and Rafael.
Developed by Rafael in response to successful anti-armor attacks, TROPHY APS provides mature, combat-proven protection against rocket and missile threats and simultaneously locates the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response.
Rafael and KMW demonstrated the system’s integration with the German tank and its capabilities in the live trial achieving 90 percent threat interception success rate as well as providing accurate fire source location.
The live firing was conducted in Germany in cooperation with the government procurement office of Germany and the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
“TROPHY APS proves once again its outstanding capabilities. We are looking forward to the expansion of this successful cooperation with our partners at KMW, and are confident that this achievement will make its impact on the APS market,” said Dr. Ran Gozali, Executive Vice President, GM Land & Naval Division at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. “We at Rafael are dedicated to the success of our customers, and are ready to integrate TROPHY on any platform, anywhere.”
TROPHY is the only fully-integrated, combat-proven 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, and has now recorded a successful test on the German LEOPARD 2 Tank. Trophy 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.