RAFAEL has secured a £20 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence for TROPHY Active Protection System



9/6/20231 min read

We're thrilled to announce that RAFAEL, a global leader in advanced defense technologies, has secured a groundbreaking £20 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for our 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 our participation in DSEI 2023.
Through rigorous evaluation, the UK MOD recognized 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.


• The only APS that has already saved lives
• Over 500,000 operational hours
• With more than 20 years of APS experience
• Adaptable to all combat vehicles types
• Proven high-kill probability
• Minimal risk to dismounts, crews, or civilians; negligible collateral damage
• Low levels of false alarms, shocks, noise & radiation
• Can be integrated with SAMSON 30mm RWS
• Under serial production

Main Capabilities
• Protects against all known CE threats, including CE tank rounds
• Provides 360° protection in azimuth as well as extensive elevation coverage
• Operates in a wide range of combat scenarios: short-range, on-the-move, multiple/simultaneous shots from multiple directions
• Built-in Hostile Fire Detection (HFD) • Pre-defined safety zone for friendly troops
• Operates with other RF systems (radars, EW, radio, data, etc.) in close proximity
• For all AFVs including MBTs, 8X8s, and other medium-weight platforms.

British Challenger 3 MBT