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1 - 4 September 2014
Press release MSPO 2014 - Rafael
|Monday, September 01, 2014 01:17 PM|
|Rafael's Trophy active protection system highlighted at MSPO 2014|
At MSPO 2014, Rafael showcases complete range of its "Trophy" Situational Awareness and Active Protection System. The Trophy is a situational awareness and active protection hard kill system that operates in three major stages: Threat detection and threat tracking followed by hard kill countermeasure (Multiple Explosive Formed Penetrators – MEFP) activation and threat neutralization.
IDF's Merkava 4 integrated with Trophy-HV active protection system
The Trophy was declared operational by the IDF in August 2009 and is currently in full production. Trophy is the only operational, combat-proven armor APS I the world. Merkava-4 tanks integrated with Trophy active protection systems are presently deployed in combat areas along Israel's borders.
Exceptional Capabilities :
Trophy-MV mounted on a Stryker 3 armored personnel carrier
The Trophy system is adaptable to any combat platform. Once a platform is chosen, a short trade study is completed to work out any integration issues that may arise. Numerous elements are taken into consideration for each vehicle variant or type. For vehicles with relatively basic or light armor, e.g. the Stryker, the Trophy provides full protection against all types of RPG (as well as other threats) due to the fact that the Trophy destroys these types of threats without detonation.
Currently, the full Trophy HV system weighs 800 kg. Since space and weight will continue to be major issues on combat platforms, not only for current forces, but also for new vehicle programs, i.e. FCS / FRES, great efforts to miniaturize the electronics of the Trophy have been made. The result is additional systems for lighter vehicles:
Trophy-LV active protection system mounted on a Hatehof's Hurricane 4x4 armored vehicle
The Trophy systems have a very high kill probability and testing has shown them to be successful against all known CE threats (RPG, ATGM, tank-fired CE, etc.) The systems’ average collateral damage is estimated at a <1% chance of a dismounted soldier being injured by Trophy or an incoming threat.