11 May '18, 9pm

#Rafael developing a lighter, scaled down version of Trophy APS, according to Robin Hughes at Jane's.

Rafael Advanced Defence Systems is preparing to test a ‘downscaled’ variant of the Trophy hostile fire detection (HFD)/hard kill active protection system (APS) the last quarter of this year. As part of its final qualification, the downscaled variant will be integrated with Rafael’s Samson Mk II remote weapon station (RWS). The company is currently under contract to develop two configurations of the Samson Mk II RWS for customers: one to the standard configuration (main 25 mm/30 mm/40 mm gun, secondary 7.62 mm machine gun, and two Spike anti-tank guided missiles [ATGMs]), which is in serial production for Lithuania to equip its ARTEC GmbH Boxer 8x8 armoured fighting vehicle; a second contract, signed late May 2017 with an undisclosed customer, provides for a Samson Mk II RWS solution furnished for, but not equipped with, a lighter weight variant of the Trophy APS, which wil...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/80023/rafael-advances-downsc...

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