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AUSA 2019: First Trophy APS delivered to US Army

14th October 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The first Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) have been delivered to the US Army.

Rafael’s Trophy APS is being delivered by an industry team for integration onto the army’s Abrams main battle tanks. Ultimately the system will outfit four brigades of tanks.

Under contracts awarded in 2018 on an urgent needs basis by the army’s Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, the system will equip front-line M1 Abrams tanks for both the US Army and Marine Corps.

Developed by Rafael in response to the ongoing proliferation of anti-armour threats, Trophy provides mature, combat-proven protection against rocket and missile threats, while at the same time locating and reporting the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response. 

The system has undergone over 4000 successful field tests, and has accrued over 500,000 operating hours.

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