General Dynamics Integrates APS on Stryker/LAV III

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Another view of the Trophy APS installed on an up-armored Stryker. This view clearly shows the significant reduction in size between the first and second generation APS. While Trophy 1 was developed for main battle tanks, Trophy Light is designed specifically for integration on smaller, lighter vehicles.
For the OSD evaluation Rafael has integrated the TROPHY System in a different configuration from the method used on the Merkava 4M Main Battle Tank. A similar system was mounted in the past on a Stryker Armored Fighting Vehicle. The current configuration, optimized for the up-armored version of the vehicle.

Another system, currently in development, is utilizing a new configuration, adapted to lighter vehicles. The Stryker system visible in the photo comprises of two types – the standard ASPRO-A on the vehicle’s left side and the new TROPHY-LIGHT  on the left, both systems are linked to the ‘WindGuard’ radar, (two of the four panels are visible here). Both countermeasure units are adapted to match the latest add-on hybrid armor modules developed by Rafael for the Stryker. Photo: RAFAEL

General Dynamics Land Systems has recently concluded a successful Critical Design Review of its APS project. The company said the design is leading an effort to develop the first North American combat vehicle with a fully integrated Active Protection System (APS). The vehicle was tested with the Trophy HV system, similar to the one currently protecting Israel’s Merkava 4M tanks. More information for members