Rafael's European joint venture with General Dynamics European Land Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann could build the Trophy active protection system in Europe, according to an announcement today from Rafael.
“The transfer of state-of-the-art technology, local production, maintenance and services will significantly improve the security of the Trophy APS in Europe,” according to the announcement.
EuroTrophy, a previously announced joint venture between the three companies, was formally incorporated March 28, according to the announcement. It will focus on marketing, selling and maintaining Trophy systems throughout NATO and the European Union.
The U.S. Army has purchased four brigade sets of Trophy for its M1 Abrams tanks, for which Rafael partnered with Leonardo DRS. The Rafael-designed Trophy shoots down incoming rockets and missiles to protect combat vehicles.