Israel’s Ministry of Defense confirmed on Tuesday that the German Federal Ministry of Defense signed and signed a government-to-government (G2G) settlement to provide Israeli designed Trophy active protection system for his or her fleet of Leopard-2 foremost battle tanks.
Within the settlement, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will provide Trophy Active Defense System (ADS) to equip 17 Leopard-2 tanks. It contains the availability of techniques for a corporation of tanks, interceptors, and spare components in addition to operational and technical coaching. The techniques will probably be delivered over the subsequent a number of years.
The beneficiary unit is anticipated to be combat-ready by 2023 and be a part of Germany’s deployment to NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF).
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As famous, Germany’s Bundeswehr operates 328 Leopard 2 tanks of three sorts – the 2A6, 2A6M, 2A7, and Rafael expects that Germany may even procure extra Trophy techniques to equip extra its Leopard2 tanks.
The Israel Ministry of Defense and German Federal Ministry of Defense signed a G-to-G settlement to provide @RAFAELdefense TROPHY active protection system to the German navy for his or her fleet of LEOPARD 2 tanks. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/oA592e0GaY
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Trophy creates a neutralization bubble across the automobile. It quickly detects, classifies and engages all recognized chemical vitality (CE) threats – together with recoilless rifles, ATGMs, AT rockets, HEAT tank rounds, and RPGs. It will increase the lethality of a formation/pressure, efficiently neutralizing the enemy’s anti-tank groups.
It can find the fireplace supply, enabling the crew to return hearth successfully with the Remote Weapon Station, or by interfacing with different preventing platforms by way of the BMS community.
Trophy has confirmed itself as a life-saver and is the one operational, combat-proven APS on the earth. Installed on over 3 brigades of the Israel Defense Forces Merkava MBTs and Namer IFVs, and since 2016 is in a strategy of being put in on the superior fight fleet of the IDF, Rafael presents Trophy as a nook stone for a set that may present a complete method for as we speak’s theater challenges.
The U.S. Army introduced in October 2017 its resolution to buy Rafael’s Trophy APS for the primary Abrams M1A2 MBT brigade
The latest U.S. resolution follows a protracted sequence of intensive subject trials within the US, which lasted 2 years, through which Trophy intercepted dozens of RPG’s and ATGM’s, in probably the most difficult eventualities.