At Eurosatory 2014, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems exhibits TROPHY, 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 neutralisation. The neutralisation process takes place only if the threat is about to hit the platform. TROPHY, declared operational by the IDF in 2009 is currently in full production, and is an operational, combat-proven armour APS. MERKAVA 4 tanks integrated with TROPHY active protection systems are presently deployed in combat areas along Israel's borders.
|Rafael's TROPHY LV on EAGLE V at GDELS' booth (Photo: DPM)|
|Rafael's TROPHY (Photo: Rafael)|
The TROPHY-LV active protection hard kill system for light armoured vehicles utilises the same superior operating principles as the TROPHY-HV and TROPHY-MV at a fraction of the weight. TROPHY-LV’s high kill probability against advanced threats, including the most sophisticated shoulder-launched AT rocket propelled grenades, makes it a significant force-multiplier at shorter ranges on the modern battlefield.
The TROPHY-LV’s dimensions are specially designed for easy integration and installation onto smaller platforms without impairing system performance. This ensures 360º protection including the vehicle’s windows and doors with minimal risk of collateral damage. The TROPHY-LV is an all-round efficient, affordable, and cost-effective solution that is currently undergoing field testing in a variety of operational scenarios.
|Dan Haral, Director General of Israeli MoD being briefed on the TROPHY-LV at Eurosatory. (Photo: DPM)|