WASHINGTON, AUSA --- Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of TROPHY APS, the world's only operational and combat-proven active protection system for armored vehicles, will display its lighter, TROPHY LV (light vehicle) on an Oshkosh Defense M-ATV Base (SXB) 4X4 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle at AUSA, Washington DC.
The Oshkosh M-ATV is a superior MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle. The Rafael Trophy LV solution enables greatest level of protection, hostile fire detection and greater lethality increasing operational capabilities and allowing troops to carry out missions with greater flexibility, maneuverability and confidence.
Trophy is a family of situational awareness and active protection hard kill systems that operate in three major stages: Threat detection and threat tracking, followed by hard kill countermeasure activation and threat neutralization.
The operational requirement to equip armored vehicles with an APS is dictated by the growing proliferation of advanced anti-armor weapons. Trophy-LV has the proven capability to defeat advanced threats coupled with handling all safety considerations of an autonomous shooting system, an issue that has raised concerns among potential customers for many years
Trophy-LV APS capabilities have benefitted from decades of experience at Rafael, developing and integrating APSs. The principles supporting Trophy LV are similar to those of Trophy‑HV, an APS which is currently in a fielding process in a third IDF combat brigade.
Trophy‑HV has so far saved dozens of soldiers' lives, ever since its first deployment in August 2009 and especially in operation "Protective Edge" (summer 2014), where numerous anti-armor threats were launched at Merkava IV tanks equipped with Trophy - none of these potentially lethal attacks caused casualties to IDF troops.
The downscaled Trophy-LV offers a cost-effective, 360º protection, easy integration, minimal risk of collateral damage, outstanding performance at a fraction of the weight, coupled with the highest level of kill probability.
In addition to Trophy LV, the Oshkosh M-ATV will be fitted with a Rafael Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RWS). Samson provides military users with enhanced capability not only in survivability, but affording them greater lethality, derived from Trophy-LV's hostile fire detection (HFD) capabilities, coupled with, the world's top-of-the-line RWS, Globally integrated on thousands of fielded ground and naval platforms in over 25 countries, Rafael's Samson family of advanced Remote Weapon Stations (RWS), capitalizes on extensive combat experience with a deep understanding of emerging military needs.
The Samson Family is offered in six land configurations. Samson RWS support diverse, interchangeable weapons and sensors including 5.56/7.62/12.7/30 mm machine guns, 40 mm automatic grenade launchers, anti-tank missiles, observation pods, and non-lethal capabilities.