RAFAEL Secures £20 Million UK MOD Contract for TROPHY APS on Challenger 3 MBTs – World Defence News

RAFAEL, a world-renowned provider of advanced defense technologies, is thrilled to announce its successful acquisition of a £20 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the cutting-edge TROPHY Active Protection System (APS). This milestone represents a substantial leap in enhancing the defensive capabilities of the Challenger 3 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) and underscores RAFAEL’s active participation in DSEI 2023.

After rigorous evaluation, the UK MOD has recognized the pivotal role played by the TROPHY APS in ensuring the safety of Challenger 3 MBTs and their esteemed crews in the face of modern battlefield threats. The TROPHY APS boasts a well-documented history of operational success, having demonstrated its effectiveness in diverse combat scenarios worldwide.

In close collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, RAFAEL has successfully completed the second phase of integrating the TROPHY Active Protection System (APS) onto the Challenger 3 (CR3). A series of live-fire tests, conducted towards the end of 2022, highlighted the system’s exceptional effectiveness by intercepting over 90% of threats directed at the CR3 representative tank equipped with the TROPHY APS.

Dr. Ran Gozali, Executive Vice President, GM Land & Naval Division at Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, expressed optimism regarding the latest test results, commending the efficacy of the TROPHY system and RAFAEL’s proficiency in its integration onto yet another platform. The collaborative efforts with the UK MOD are poised to continue, propelling the project into its third and final integration phase. This development reinforces confidence in the TROPHY APS’s capacity to provide robust defense for the UK and its dedicated military personnel.

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