On February 22, Germany signed a contract with Israel to purchase the Trophy active protection system (APS) for its Leopard 2A7 Main Battle Tanks. The installation and integration of the system into the tank are to be carried out by Kraus-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), the Leopard’s manufacturer. It is expected that in the future Germany will procure additional Trophy systems to equip most of its modern fleet of Leopard 2 MBTs with APS capabilities.
|Leopard 2A7A1 fitted with Rafael’s Trophy APS. An assumption, the « A1 » suffix may refer to the APS addition (Picture source: KMW)|