The Europeans decided to protect their tanks as much as possible

European defense companies announced measures for increased tank protection equipment. Thus, the EuroTrophy joint venture with the participation of the German companies General Dynamics European Land Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, as well as the French Nexter Defense Systems and the Israeli Rafael will produce the TROPHY active protection system (KAZ).

According to Rafael, KAZ is currently the most successful protection system used in the Leopard 2 (A7A1, and now A8), M1 Abrams and Merkava IV tanks.

The German defense department has entered into an agreement with EuroTrophy and KMW for the supply of 123 Leopard 2A8s. At the same time, the Norwegian Defense Materials Agency has placed an order for the supply of 53 Leopard 2A8 tanks equipped with the TROPHY system.

In addition, the UK Ministry of Defense signed an agreement with Rafael to equip Challenger 3 tanks with the TROPHY complex. The contract amount is about 24 million euros (20 million pounds sterling).

According to Rafael, the defense system installed on the British tank successfully intercepted 90 percent of the weapons.

KAZ was first used on the battlefield in 2011. The operating time of the system is about 1 million hours, during which (KAZ) TROPHY is capable of intercepting 5400 weapons. Serial production of the active protection complex exceeded 2 thousand systems.
  • Photos used: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co KG
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  1. neri73-rs Offline neri73-rs
    neri73-rs (Sergei) 15 September 2023 09: 37
    It won’t help, they have too few tanks and, accordingly, KAZs.
  2. jekasimf Offline jekasimf
    jekasimf (jekasimf) 15 September 2023 10: 10
    with the participation of German companies General Dynamics

    .......You don't have to read any further.
    And yes! -Very informative article.
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 15 September 2023 11: 31
      You can not read further.

      You don't have to read at all. The main thing is not to be clever beyond the point. General Dynamics European Land Systems GmbH is legally and effectively a German company.
      1. jekasimf Offline jekasimf
        jekasimf (jekasimf) 16 September 2023 09: 30
        Hmm. Yes, there is such a company. I was misled by General Dynamics. I admit my stupidity.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 16 September 2023 09: 22
    Statistics are cited from tests at peaceful testing sites and weapons used are such that they do not spoil them. The only reliable remedy is to keep the tanks away from a serious enemy. The data provided is needed for advertising and allocation of money.
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  5. Yaroslav the Wise (Yaroslav the Wise) 16 September 2023 19: 22
    The most reliable way to protect European tanks is not to fight. And the tanks will be intact and the people will be happy.
  6. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 17 September 2023 19: 29
    It's time to produce Lancets and similar anti-tank versions for Western products. Hitting the roof surfaces (especially the engine) will clearly achieve results with today's tank layout.
  7. Nikolay Dyaglev Offline Nikolay Dyaglev
    Nikolay Dyaglev (Nikolay Dyagelev) 19 September 2023 21: 48
    And when will ours wake up? They made such a system in the USSR, and to this day the Russian government cannot and does not want to install this system on armored vehicles, the lives of our boys are cheaper than installing the system