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World Debut for the Trophy Light

Above: The second generation Trophy system is designed for medium weight vehicles. It is seen here on a Piranha 3 vehicle which has also...

Active Protection for Israeli AFVs – More than Hard Kill

Israel’s involvement in the field of Active Protection Systems (APS) span over two decades, as the Merkava Program Office, managed by the Ministry of Defense and IDF Ordnance Corps, realizing that the Israeli tank, heavy as it was, could not continue adding more passive or reactive protection to match evolving threats, particularly in an asymmetric scenarios, where threats could be coming in 360 degrees. These investments are bearing fruits today.

Merkava 4 Equipped with Trophy Defeats an RPG on the First...

With the deployment of Merkava Mk 4 tanks equipped with Rafael Defense Systems' Trophy (ASPRO-A) Active Protection Systems (APS) along the Gaza border last month (January 2011), that...

Israeli Trophy Completes Successful U.S. Evaluation

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Stryker Armored Fighting Vehicle fitted with the ASPRO-A (TROPHY) Active Protection System developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems successfully...

Update: IDF Demonstrates Joint Ground/Air Capabilities in Live Fire Exercise

The IDF conducted today, October 12, 2010 an impressive demonstration of a battalion-size joint air ground combined arms operation which summarizes the training of...

Updated: Pentagon Tests U.S., Foreign Active Protection Systems in Search for...

The U.S. Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) is testing seven Active protection Systems, mostly from international vendors, to determine the maturity and potential...

MERKAVA – 40 Years of Action

Merkava 4 with its Trophy Active Protection System to Become the Hub of Israel's Pavilion at Eurosatory 2010 This year the Merkava tank is celebrating...

Israeli Active Protection Systems for Armored Vehicles

Based on its latest combat experiences, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is moving forward with the development and fielding of active protection systems (APS)...

Trophy Completes Integration to Retrofit the Merkava Mk4 Tank

In August 2009 Israel's first operational Merkava Mk4 tanks were declared operational mounting the Trophy Active Protection System (APS). Following a slow process that almost killed...

IDF Approves Acquisition of IMI’s Iron Fist Active protection Systems for...

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is moving forward with the development and fielding of active protection systems (APS) for tanks and armored infantry fighting...

IDF Unveils the Namer – the Latest Heavy Armored Infantry Fighting...

The event provided the venue for the public unveiling of Israel's latest armored vehicle, the Namer (Leopard in Hebrew). Sharing the same chassis of the...

Eurosatory 2008: Active protection systems

The devastating experience suffered by the Israeli Army in Lebanon two years ago, accelerated the development of active defense systems (ADS), for heavy, as...

Golan Wheeled Armored Vehicle

Responding to the need for wheeled armored vehicles for use in asymmetric warfare, RAFAEL developed the Zeev (Wolf) armored utility vehicle. More recently, RAFAEL...

Israel Launches Namer Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle Program

In July 2007 the Israel Defense Forces launched the Namer (Leopard in Hebrew) Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) program, funding a pilot production of...