Germany orders Trophy APS for Bundeswehr Leopard 2s

by Nicholas Fiorenza

Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has signed a government-to-government agreement with the Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD) for Rafael’s Trophy active-protection system (APS) for installation in German Leopard 2 tanks, the MoD and Rafael announced in separate press releases on 23 February.

The BAAINBw has signed a government-to-government agreement with the Israel MoD for Rafael’s Trophy APS for installation in German Leopard 2 tanks (KMW)

The BAAINBw has signed a government-to-government agreement with the Israel MoD for Rafael’s Trophy APS for installation in German Leopard 2 tanks (KMW)

The Israel MoD said the programme, which is led by its Directorate of Defense R&D (MAFAT) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, covers the supply of systems for a tank company, interceptors, spare parts, and operational and technical training. The systems will be delivered over the next several years, the ministry added.

Rafael said it had been awarded a contract for an initial batch of Trophy systems and that Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) had also been awarded a contract. Rafael executive vice-president Ran Gozali, who heads the company’s land and naval division, said the two companies would integrate and install Trophy on the Leopard 2 and future platforms.

KMW told Janes on 23 February that it would install the systems on Leopard 2A6M3 tanks through to 2023. A KMW image of the tank after the upgrade designated it as the Leopard 2A7A1.

Rafael expected Germany to procure additional Trophy systems to equip most of its Leopard 2s.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/germany-orders-trophy-aps-for-bundeswehr-leopard-2s

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