The Defense Ministry and the German Federal Ministry of Defense signed a govt-to-govt agreement to present Rafael’s Trophy active protection machine to the German military.
The machine will doubtless be customary for the German fleet of Leopard 2 tanks, the Defense Ministry talked about in a assertion on Tuesday. It added that the program became as soon as led by the ministry’s Directorate of Defense R&D (MAFAT) and Rafael Superior Defense Methods.
The Trophy machine, produced by Rafael, is considered among the arena’s most efficient active protection methods, securing armored autos from a range of anti-tank missiles and rocket fire.
It’s a fight-proven mechanism that has been operational in the IDF for nearly a decade and is integrated into the Merkava Model IV and Namer APCs. Its capabilities accept as true with been demonstrated in a substantial assortment of military operations and accept as true with saved the lives of endless IDF infantrymen.
The agreement became as soon as signed by Defense Ministry Director-Frequent Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amir Eshel, and by an legitimate in the German Federal Draw of job of Bundeswehr Equipment, Info Technology and In-Carrier-Fortify.
It includes the provision of methods for a firm of tanks, interceptors and spare ingredients to boot to operational and technical practicing. The methods will doubtless be delivered over the next numerous years.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz talked about following the signing that “as soon as again, we see the appreciation that main security institutions all around the arena accept as true with for Israel’s innovation and skills.
“Fancy all development of the Directorate of Defense R&D (MAFAT), the Trophy is first and main a existence-saving measure,” Gantz talked about. “It’s a ways the made of Israel’s groundbreaking defense industry, which is main to strengthening the declare’s security.
“Germany’s expression of self perception in an Israeli machine emphasizes the main relationship and shut cooperation between our worldwide locations and highlights the strength of Israel’s industries,” he talked about.
Brig.-Gen. Yaniv Rotem, head of the Directorate of Study and Development in the DDR&D, talked about: “Right here’s a valuable agreement, which further deepens the good family between our worldwide locations. We thank the German Ministry of Defense for its expression of self perception in our defense institution and in Israel’s industries. We are confident that the machine will maximize the protection and capabilities of Germany’s MBTs.”
Col. Jürgen Schmidt, head of the Fight Division of the German Federal Draw of job of Bundeswehr, talked about: “We are having a spy forward to the use of the very smartly-established Israeli Trophy Diagram for the protection of our Predominant Fight Tank Leopard 2. We would esteem to thank the Ministry of Defense of the Mumble of Israel for its a lot cooperation with appreciate to superior active protection methods for the earnings of German troops.”
Dr. Ran Gozali, govt vp and head of Rafael’s Land and Naval Methods Division, talked about that “Germany is becoming a member of a neighborhood of countries who accept as true with chosen the Trophy APS to give protection to their troops and assets from the ever-rising menace of anti-armor battle. We are grateful to the German govt for becoming a member of different user countries and for his or her self perception in our machine and our ride, and we spy forward to working with KMW.”