Israeli Trophy active protection system proves its worth on German Leopard 2s

Last February, Berlin announced that it had ordered from the Israeli Rafael the active protection system Trophy to equip the equivalent of a company of Leopard 2A7 tanks. This Hard-Kill system, which notably equips Merkava tanks and Namer Infantry Combat Vehicles, had already largely demonstrated its operational effectiveness during Israeli engagements in the Middle East since 2011, by displaying an exceptional capacity to intercept rockets and anti-tank missiles targeting Israeli tanks. This system was also meticulously tested by the US Army, which decided to equip some of its M1A2 Abrams heavy tanks with it as an interim solution, in…

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US Army prefers Dynetics to Israel's Iron Dome for close air defense

After the demonstrations of strength and efficiency made by the Iron Dome systems to protect Israeli cities from Hamas rockets in recent months, one could reasonably think that the joint offer of Rafael and Raytheon would be preferred by the US Army against to that of the American Dynetics to provide close anti-aircraft protection of US Army sites as part of the Indirect Fire Protection Capacity program, or IFPC. However, it is the latter's Enduring Shield, using the expensive AIM-9X Sidewinder missile at $0,5 million per unit, which was chosen to the detriment of the Iron Dome and its Tamir missile at $190.000. $,…

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The British Char Challenger 3 (also) will be protected by the Israeli Trophy system

We knew that London was planning to equip its future Challenger 3 tank, a retrofit of the Challenger 2 currently in service to compensate for defects and obsolescence and to make it possible to connect with a possible replacement from 2035, with a Hard protection system -Kill to increase its protection against anti-tank missiles and rockets. The British Ministry of Defense has just confirmed that the active protection system Trophy of the Israeli Rafael had been selected for this, in this case in its lighter version Trophy MV/VPS. The British Army will therefore be the 3rd NATO army to choose the Israeli self-protection system,…

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The US Army will test the Iron Dome to protect its vulnerable infrastructure

One of the major lessons of the war that pitted Azeri forces against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020 was the great vulnerability of force support sites, such as logistics areas, command posts, and fortifications, in the face of modern artillery systems coupled with reconnaissance drones. And if the Armenian anti-aircraft defenses managed to keep the Azeri fighters at a distance, they were largely idle in the face of the small reconnaissance drones directing the enemy artillery fire. Beyond this example, the increase in range and accuracy of modern and future artillery systems, whether artillery…

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Germany chooses Israeli hard-kill protection system TROPHY for its Leopard 2

The German authorities have decided to follow in the footsteps of the US Army by choosing to acquire the Hard-Kill TROPHY protection system, designed and manufactured by the Israeli Rafael, to protect its front-line Leopard 2 tanks, and this in a relatively short time since the announced objective is to have a combat tank company equipped with this device by 2023, to join NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). The announcement was made directly by the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and the contract will be awarded in a government-to-government procedure. This contract is not about equipping…

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X-GUARD towed lures, METEOR and SCALP missiles: Rafale soon to be delivered to India will be heavily armed

A few days ago, we discussed the very tense situation between India and China in the Ladakh region, and the way in which this crisis was pushing the Indian Air Force to accelerate its Rafale deliveries, while increasing its personnel. of Russian MiGs and Sukhoi. Based on well-informed Indian sources, it is now possible to understand the extent of the efforts made by France to provide as quickly as possible a first operational capability for the Rafale DH, the two-seater variant of the Indian Rafale. In 2015, after years of hesitation and unsuccessful negotiations, India decided to buy…

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Israel acquires stray FireFly ammunition to support special forces and infantry

The Israeli Ministry of Defense has placed an order for an undisclosed number of Spike FireFly-type loitering weapons, optimized for close combat. Particularly light, the FireFly will have the possibility of being used both for precision strike and for reconnaissance, combining the functions of wandering ammunition and light drone depending on the payload on board. No one therefore that this mixed use will only reinforce the confusion between drones and wandering ammunition, the latter often being described as suicide drones or kamikaze drones. Yet if modern vagrant ammunition is to...

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Indian light fighter Tejas should finally be fully operational this year

It was time ! India's Tejas Mark 1 light fighter made its maiden flight yesterday in a fully operational, or FOC (Final Operational Clearance) configuration. Launched in the 1980s, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program was to create a light, versatile and economical combat aircraft to quickly replace the Indian Air Force's aging MiG-21s. More than 35 years later, the LCA Tejas is still very far from keeping its promises. Blame it on the chaotic development and poor management of the program by the national aircraft manufacturer HAL, which cannot keep up with the planned rates or the…

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The less revolutionary Israeli drone dome laser device than it seems

At the beginning of January, the Israeli military authorities had published on social networks a video showing an anti-aircraft and anti-missile protection device based on laser energy which foreshadowed a remarkable technological leap. But the video published yesterday by Rafael concerning his system called "Drone Dome", suggests much less spectacular performance, and a more limited tactical use. So, has the mountain given birth to a mouse? The video presented yesterday by Rafael, one of the major Israeli defense companies, shows a device for detecting, tracking and engaging light drones on board an armored vehicle, and using a laser beam to destroy its targets.…

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The call for tenders to replace the Swiss F18 will soon be launched

After the cancellation of the J-39 Gripen order following a popular vote, the Swiss air force must simultaneously replace their 26 F-5s and their 30 F-18s. THE next call for tenders has been announced by the Swiss authorities and 5 manufacturers have been selected: Boeing for the F18 E/F, Dassault for the Rafale, Lockheed for the F35, Saab for the J-39 and Eurofighter for the Typhoon . Concomitantly, a call for tenders for the replacement of the anti-aircraft defense system will be launched, and 3 manufacturers have also been selected: Eurosam with the SAMP/T based on Aster missiles, Raytheon for the Patriot, and the Israeli Rafael for the David system…

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