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Rafael’s Trophy APS delivered to US Army for Abrams integration

23 October 2019

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has delivered its first Trophy Active Protection Systems (APSs) to the US Army for integration on the M1 Abrams main battle tank.

In mid-October the company announced that its first Trophy APSs had been delivered to the service as part of plans to outfit four brigades' worth of tanks.

"The deliveries are the culmination of a multi-year qualification process," the company wrote in a 15 October announcement. "A joint team of government and industry from both the US and Israel worked together to adapt and integrate Trophy for both army and marine corps Abrams variants."

Army leaders have been looking at various hard-kill APSs over the years as part of its bid to equip ground combat vehicles with a technology to shoot down incoming threats such as low-cost, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), and rocket propelled grenades.

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