Last February, Berlin announced that it had ordered from the Israeli Rafael the Trophy active protection system to equip the equivalent of a Leopard 2A7 tank company. This Hard-Kill system, which notably equips Merkava tanks and the Namer Infantry Fighting Vehicles, had already widely demonstrated its operational efficiency during Israeli engagements in the Middle East since 2011, displaying an exceptional ability to intercept rockets and anti-tank missiles targeting Israeli armored vehicles. . This system was also meticulously tested by the US Army, which decided to equip some of its heavy tanks M1A2 Abrams as an interim solution, pending national invoice equipment. In spite of these impressive accreditations, the German Army wanted, before equipping its own armored vehicles, to precede itself to tests to assess its effectiveness.
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