US loading armored vehicles with Israeli active defense to deter Russia

The latest version of Israel’s Trophy defense system stopped more than 95 percent of 300 missiles and rockets shot at it in Israeli tests this summer.

Rafael had already won US contracts to equip four brigades of M1 Abrams heavy tanks (one in 2018, three in 2019) with the original version of the Trophy, which combines radars, miniature rockets, and high-powered computing to shoot down incoming threats.

The downscaled Trophy-LV offers a cost-effective, 360º protection, easy integration, minimal risk of collateral damage, outstanding performance at a fraction of the weight, coupled with the highest level of kill probability.

In addition to Trophy LV, the Oshkosh M-ATV will be fitted with a Rafael Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RWS). Samson provides military users with enhanced capability not only in survivability, but affording them greater lethality, derived from Trophy-LV’s hostile fire detection (HFD) capabilities, coupled with, the 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), capitalizes 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, 40 mm automatic grenade launchers, anti-tank missiles, observation pods, and non lethal capabilities.