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RAFAEL Showcasing TROPHY APS at DSEI 2023

[Challenger 3 Trophy APS live fire screengrab]

RAFAEL will be showcasing TROPHY APS at DSEI 2023 as the system is set to spearhead the Challenger 3 main battle tank’s defence.

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Press Release, Tel Aviv, 05 September 2023: RAFAEL, a global leader in advanced defence technologies, proudly announces its achievement in securing a ¬£20 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the cutting-edge TROPHY Active Protection System (APS). This milestone marks a significant stride towards enhancing the defensive capabilities of the Challenger 3 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) and highlights RAFAEL’s participation in DSEI 2023.

Through rigorous evaluation, the UK MoD recognised the TROPHY APS as an indispensable addition to safeguard the Challenger 3 MBTs and their esteemed crew members against modern battlefield threats. The TROPHY APS boasts a proven track record of success, having been operational and combat-proven in various scenarios worldwide.

[Challenger 3 Trophy APS live fire]

RAFAEL, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, successfully completed the 2nd phase of integrating the TROPHY Active Protective System (APS) on the Challenger 3 (CR3). A series of live fire tests, conducted towards the end of 2022, demonstrated the system’s effectiveness as it intercepted well over 90% of threats targeting the CR3 representative tank fitted with TROPHY APS.

Dr. Ran Gozali, Executive Vice President, GM Land & Naval Division at Rafael Advanced Defence Systems: “We are encouraged by the latest tests, praising TROPHY’s effectiveness and RAFAEL’s proficiency in integrating the system on yet another platform. The collaboration with the UK MoD is set to continue, propelling further successes in the future, as the project heads towards its third and final phase of integration, instilling greater confidence in TROPHY’s ability to ensure fortified defence for the UK and its troops.”

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