Israel’s Rafael, the manufacturer of the active protection system (APS) for armored combat vehicles "Trophy", partnered with German company KWM and General Dynamics European Land Systems in a joint venture to manufacture, market and sale of "Trophy" systems to European countries. (Euro Trophy) The new company called Euro Trophy and based in Munich.
A statement from General Dynamics said that beyond the manufacturing, marketing and sales activities, the new company would also supply potential vehicle integration services and related through-life support of the APS. Subject to antitrust and other regulatory approvals, the new company is expected to be established by the end of the current year.
Rafael's President and CEO, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even: “The establishment of a European joint venture for Trophy is a strategic milestone for Rafael, which speaks volumes of the confidence that European companies have in Trophy as a life-saving system. Germany was the first European nation to choose Trophy to protect its MBT's, joining the U.S. Now with the establishment of EuroTrophy, we are confident that additional European countries will join the growing family of Trophy users, to protect their troops and assets from the growing challenges and threats on the battlefield.”