IDF: Aim is every tank and APC off assembly line has ‘Trophy’ defense system


view videoIn a deal estimated at hundreds of millions of shekels, Israel’s Defense Ministry is acquiring hundreds of Trophy missile defense systems to ensure its intergraded into every tank and APC coming off the assembly line.

By Lilach Shoval


The Defense Ministry announced Thursday plans to acquire hundreds of Trophy tank protection systems in a deal estimated at hundreds of millions of shekels.

Trophy, also known as Windbreaker, is an active tank protection system designed to intercept and destroy incoming anti-tank missiles and rockets with a shotgun-like blast.

The system is the product of a collaborative project between Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries’ Elta Group.

The acquisition is part of the Israel Defense Forces’ multi-year procurement plan.

The purchase “aims to ensure that every armored personnel carrier and tank coming off the assembly line is equipped with an active defense system,” the ministry said in a statement.


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