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13 October 2015

AUSA 2015: Rafael Displays TROPHY and SAMSON on Oshkosh M-ATV

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, developer and manufacturer of TROPHY active protection system (APS), displays its lighter, TROPHY LV (light vehicle) on an Oshkosh M-ATV 4X4 armoured vehicle.

TROPHY is a family of situational awareness and active protection hard kill systems that operate in three major stages: Threat detection and threat tracking, followed by hard kill countermeasure activation and threat neutralisation.  The neutralisation process takes place only if the threat is about to hit the platform.

The operational requirement to equip armored vehicles with an APS is dictated by the growing proliferation of advanced anti tank weapons. TROPHY-LV has the proven capability to defeat advanced threats coupled with handling all safety considerations of an autonomous shooting system, an issue that raised concerns among potential customers for many years

TROPHY HV has so far saved dozens soldiers' lives, ever since its first deployment in August 2009 and especially in operation "Protective Edge" (summer 2014), where numerous anti-tank threats were launched at MERKAVA IV tanks equipped with Trophy - none of these potentially lethal attacks caused casualties to IDF troops.

The downscaled TROPHY-LV offers a cost-effective, 360ยบ protection, easy integration, minimal risk of collateral damage, outstanding performance at a fraction of the weight, thereby protecting it against all types of AT rockets, including tandem warhead rockets (used to overcome RPG nets, slat armor, bar armour and passive armour) and unitary rockets, with the highest kill probability.

In December 2013, Rafael completed TROPHY-LV full-system tests with over 250 live ATRs that were engaged by the system, with very high rate of defeat, while meeting strict safety plan, based on TROPHY-HV safety certification (2010 Fuze Board).

In addition to the TROPHY-LV, the Oshkosh M-ATV is also fitted with a Rafael SAMSON Remote Controlled Weapon station (RWS), elevating M-ATV's capabilities not only in survivability, but affording it with greater lethality derived from TROPHY-LV's hostile fire detection (HFD) capabilities, coupled the with world's top-of-the-line RWS.

Globally integrated on thousands of fielded ground and naval platforms, in over 25 countries, Rafael’s SAMSON family of advanced Remote Weapon Stations (RWS), capitalises on extensive combat experience with a deep understanding of emerging military needs. The SAMSON family is offered in six land configurations. Samson RWS support diverse, interchangeable weapons and sensors including 5.56/7.62/12.7/30 mm machine guns, 40mm automatic grenade launchers, anti-tank missiles, observation pods, and non lethal capabilities.