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Rafael has delivered the final Trophy active protection system (APS) to the four Armored brigade combat teams US Army. The company began delivering the systems to the service in September 2019 and its US partner, Leonardo DRS, announced final delivery on 6 January.

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Received the Leonardo DRS award for 100% on-time delivery performance. As part of the Trophy active protection system, nearly 400 radar systems will be integrated into the US Army’s Abrams tanks

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-army-receives-final-trophy-aps
https://www.iai.co.il/iai-completes-windguard-radar-deliveries-to-us-military

еach Armored brigade combat team includes 87 Abrams, 4*87=348 tanks


In September 2017, the Army completed Phase I testing. Phase I testing also included 10 Marine Corps Abrams tests with moving vehicle and inert threats.
In September 2019, the Army completed Phase II testing, which included:
  • Operational testing at Fort Bliss, Texas, from November 28 through December 14, 2018. An armored platoon outfitted with Trophy APS-equipped M1A2 SEPv2 tanks successfully conducted maneuver and gunnery test events. The test unit completed Trophy APS familiarization training, a force-on-force maneuver event against an opposing force, and tank qualification gunnery. The final test event consisted of four effectiveness shots utilizing inert RPG threats to assess how well Trophy APS retained system calibration following maneuver and gunnery.
  • The Army and Marine Corps completed 62 live fire tests including some operationally stressing conditions (e.g., background clutter, rain, concrete walls) to adequately evaluate the APS performance. Live fire testing included inert unguided threats fired against either a fully functional Abrams SEPv2 or Marine M1A1 tanks equipped with Trophy, and live rocket and missile threats fired against a ballistic hull and turret tank shell powered by a generator.
  • The Army completed one live fire test against a fully functional Abrams SEPv2 tank to assess a potential for cascading, system-level damage effects post intercept. -The Army conducted Trophy APS Phase II testing at Redstone Test Center, Aberdeen Test Center, Yuma Test Center, and Fort Bliss in accordance with DOT&E-approved test plans.
The Army is planning a Phase III test series to examine Trophy APS as installed on Abrams SEPv3 vehicles.

https://www.dote.osd.mil/Portals/97/pub/reports/FY2019/army/2019aps.pdf?ver=2020-01-30-115323-267
 

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Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is to install the Israeli TROPHY protection system in German LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks. The contract was signed with the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and the State of Israel on 22.02.2021.

The system is capable of destroying incoming projectiles before they hit a tank. Together with the Israeli manufacturer Rafael, KMW has adapted the TROPHY system to the LEOPARD 2 A7 and tested it together with the BAAINBw and the German user.

In addition to installation, the contract also includes training and services.

The integration of TROPHY will be completed in 2023.

 

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The Israeli and German Defense Ministries have signed an agreement to equip ( as for now 17 of ) the German Bundeswehr Leopard 2A7A1 tanks with the TROPHY Active Protection System.
Sources (English and German):
View: https://twitter.com/Israel_MOD/status/1364128890495651846?s=20

If you look at the pictures in the German article, I also agree, that the integration is better solved on the US Army MBT M1 Abrams than as on the Leopard 2 A7A1 tank.
 

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I'm curious on the specification of the radar being used. Like it seems there arent really technical disclosure on the APS radar.
 

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The Rafael ‘Trophy Active Protection System’ was selected for the British Army’s Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank, it has now moved into the next phase of trials.

A contract award notice states that Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in Haifa, Israel, has been awarded a £4.5m contract for Challenger 3 Active Protection System Phase 2A Trials.

The above is a brief summary of what is involved in converting tanks to ‘Challenger 3’ standard. The Active Protection System is no longer subject to contract, ‘Trophy’ has been selected.
Rafael last year announced that its ‘Trophy Active Protection System’ had been selected for the next phase of detailed assessment and integration by the Ministry of Defence for the British Army’s Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank.

The firm say that the selection is a result of a study conducted by the MoD as part of the upgrade programme led by prime contractor Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), which will entail detailed integration and system trials of this lighter Trophy variant (Trophy MV), to fit the particular requirements of this vehicle.

 

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Wow. i know Throphy is Bulky but.. from that top view. Just wow. That basically make the turret as wide or even bit wider than the tank.
 

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Wow. i know Throphy is Bulky but.. from that top view. Just wow. That basically make the turret as wide or even bit wider than the tank.
Yeah I wouldn't want to be trying to maneuver an M1 with one of these through a forest or other particularly tight area. Makes me think they should really be looking at a new turret for a hypothetical M1A3.
 

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