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FAVS 2023: Trophy APS production and delivery figures revealed

Germany is procuring the Trophy APS for its Leopard 2 tanks. (KMW)

EuroTrophy managing director Dan Kalfus gave production and delivery figures for the Trophy active protection system (APS) on the first day of SAE Media Group's Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability (FAVS) 2023 conference held in London from 13 to 15 November.

Kalfus said 40 Trophy APSs and 500 countermeasures were being produced per month. In addition to being supplied to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the system is being delivered to Germany and Norway. One Trophy system has been supplied to Germany for integration tests on a Leopard 2A4 main battle tank (MBT), 23 have been qualified and have entered service on Bundeswehr Leopard 2A7A1s, and 23 and 54 of the systems, respectively, have been ordered for Leopard 2A8s being procured by Germany and Norway, according to Kalfus. Trophy is standard equipment for the Leopard 2A8.

In addition to Trophy production by Rafael Defense Systems for the IDF, the APS has been manufactured by Frankfurt-based EuroTrophy in Kassel and Kaiserslautern in Germany since earlier this year. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, and General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced the signing of the agreement to form EuroTrophy in November 2021 to market, sell, and produce the Trophy APS. Trophy also provides vehicle integration services and through-life support for the APS.

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