The US Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS) has awarded Leonardo DRS a second contract to equip an unspecified number of US Army M1A2 Sep v2 and US Marine Corps (USMC) M1A1 main battle tanks (MBTs) with the Rafael Advanced Defence Systems-developed Trophy HV hard-kill active protection systems (APSs).
Leonardo DRS is Rafael’s local partner for the manufacture and delivery of all Trophy system variants to the US market.
Announced by the company on 8 January, the USD79.6 million award – which is part of a new contract that could exceed USD200 million – follows an initial USD193 million award from PEO GCS to Leonardo in June 2018 to supply the US Army and USMC, also for an unspecified number of Trophy HV APS systems.
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