The Trophy active protection complex was successfully tested on the Leopard 2 tank
The first series of successful fire tests of the Trophy active protection complex installed on the German Leopard 2 tank took place. According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, these works are being carried out in accordance with an agreement signed last February with the German Defense Ministry.
Combat tests were conducted by KAZ developer Rafael and armored vehicle manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW).
They demonstrated the integration of the Trophy with a combat vehicle and the capabilities of the anti-missile system itself. The interception success rate was well above 90%. Also, the equipment provided an accurate determination of the location of the position from which the shelling was conducted.
Other details, such as which anti-tank guided missiles and rocket-propelled grenades were used, have not yet been reported. Also, there is no video footage from the landfill.
Foreign and Russian military experts have repeatedly noted that after such a modernization, the Leopard 2A7, along with the fact that it will significantly increase its security characteristics, will also significantly increase its combat weight. According to various estimates, it will come close to 70,000 kg, which will negatively affect mobility, cross-country ability and speed characteristics.
It is known that the vehicles from Germany will have to compete with the South Korean K2NO Black Panther in Norway, whose armed forces are planning to update their armored fleet.
Trophy is currently being used on Israeli Merkava Mark 4, Namer heavy armored personnel carriers, American М1А2С Abrams. They also tested it on the British Challenger-2.