General Dynamics to supply Trophy APS ready kits for Abrams tanks

By Ethan Sterenfeld / July 15, 2022 at 10:48 AM

(Editor's Note: This post was revised after publication to reflect that General Dynamics will supply Trophy ready kits.)

The Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $280 million, five-year contract to procure Trophy active protection system ready kits for M1 Abrams tanks, according to a July 7 contract announcement.

“The kits will be added to M1A2 SEPv2 and M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams tanks as needed, continuing their fielding across the Army,” General Dynamics said in a July 13 press release.

As of last year, testing was ongoing to ensure that the Trophy, which was first fielded on the SEPv2, would work on the SEPv3, the updated variant that the Army is currently buying.

Rafael builds the Trophy, which protects combat vehicles from incoming antitank missiles and other threats. General Dynamics is the prime contractor on the Abrams tank.

Previously, Rafael has partnered with Leonardo DRS to supply the Trophy for U.S. Abrams tanks.

The Army received a second bid to supply the active protection system, according to the contract announcement. Losing bidders are not revealed in contract announcements.

The contract will run through July 7, 2027, according to the contract announcement. Work locations will be set with each order.