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18 minutes ago, Ramlaen said:

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This is M1A2 SEP V2? It seems, the Trophy should have been put on SEP V2 only. or I'm wrong?
And where was this photo taken?

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1 hour ago, Karamazov said:

This is M1A2 SEP V2? It seems, the Trophy should have been put on SEP V2 only. or I'm wrong?
And where was this photo taken?

 

Poland. Saber Strike 2018 exercise, where a few of the Trophy-equipped Abrams have been sent.

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On 6/4/2018 at 11:55 AM, JNT11593 said:

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M1A2 going old school.

I'd figured "Old School" would involve a few thousand sandbags stacked about, some plank side skirts and every bit of kit short of a washing machine tied, wired or taped to it.

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6 hours ago, 2805662 said:

That top Trophy pic looks photoshopped. We’re sure it’s legit?

Why would anyone even photoshop it if there are dozens of legit pics of the Abrams with Trophy on the internet?

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Given the growing tensions on that side of Europe and the need for an appropriate counterweight, there are a lot of armor-related developments that are being fast-tracked, the most notable being the Stryker Dragoon, which was also fielded quite rapidly.

 

EDIT: there's at least one source for this -- 

 

Edit 2: and --> https://pl-pl.facebook.com/gdziewojsko/posts/1994552590555156

 

...just by searching Google Images...

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19 hours ago, Ramlaen said:

I do believe that is an M1A2 SEPv2, not all of them have an RWS. Trophy can be mounted on the USMC’s M1A1 FEP.

but this is M1A2

I found the information. News(about USA Trophy) talking about M1A2 mbt. I think it was about all models of M1A2

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*not sure whether this goes in this thread or should be posted somewhere else*
one can see in this video from Eurosatory-2018 (4:24 and later)  https://youtu.be/Vx8fiHB9H28?t=264 (which shows an Rafael representative interviewed by DefenseWebTV) 
poster on Trophy APS which among other vehicles shows this picture of Stryker with ERA kit, slat armor and Samson 30 turret:
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there is also an article https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/eurosatory/2018/06/11/rafael-to-demo-lighter-trophy-protection-system-on-bradley-fighting-vehicle/
which mentions this:

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Rafael is rapidly driving toward a demonstration of a lighter version of its Trophy active protection system, or APS, on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle this summer as the U.S. Army continues to assess APS systems on its combat vehicles, according to Rafael’s head of its land maneuver systems directorate.

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Rafael has been conducting extensive testing of its lighter and smaller Trophy system, and the company is inviting the U.S. military to attend a major test event in August in Israel to witness the capability on a Bradley, which is the combat vehicle considered the most difficult on which to integrate a system because of the current variant’s power limitations.

The company would also be capable of integrating the system onto a Stryker, but it has decided — along with its U.S. partner DRS — to focus on Bradley for the time being, Michael said.

While the current Trophy system would be too heavy, coming in at 1.8 tons as a full system, the lighter version will weigh just shy of half that, while still retaining “the same method of operations, the same logic, the same interface,” Michael said.

Rafael sees the solution not as a simple one, but a high-end one, which it believes would be needed on a platform like Bradley.

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Rafael is eyeing what happens with the ongoing assessment by the U.S. Army to upgun its Strykers with a 30mm cannon. The assessment of the current configuration is expected to wrap up in the summer.

Michael said the company has spoke with the Stryker program office in the U.S. to understand what the soldier wants from a 30mm cannon with the intention to fine-tune an offering should the Army decide to assess other 30mm options in order to outfit the rest of its Stryker fleet.

And to sweeten the deal, the 30mm cannon would come with an APS system already integrated into the turret, according to Michael.

 

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22 minutes ago, skylancer-3441 said:

*not sure whether this goes in this thread or should be posted somewhere else*
one can see in this video from Eurosatory-2018 (4:24 and later)  https://youtu.be/Vx8fiHB9H28?t=264 (which shows an Rafael representative interviewed by DefenseWebTV) 
poster on Trophy APS which among other vehicles shows this picture of Stryker with ERA kit, slat armor and Samson 30 turret:
ImYuX2v.jpg

 


there is also an article https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/eurosatory/2018/06/11/rafael-to-demo-lighter-trophy-protection-system-on-bradley-fighting-vehicle/
which mentions this:

 

 

Combination of Trophy and ERA is overkill.

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Looks like production of the A4 Bradley is finally starting.

 

BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $347,999,966 fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for production of up to 164 Bradley M2A4 and M7A4 vehicles, and procurement of authorized stockage list spares, and additional packages for legacy component repair using M2A3, M7A3 and Operation Desert Storm-Situational Awareness vehicles as a baseline. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of June 14, 2019.

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc., was awarded a $192,517,762 fixed-price-incentive contract for procurement of Abrams Active Protection systems, sets of countermeasures, calibration/maintenance kits for the Abrams M1A2 System Enhancement program version 2. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2020.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1550930/

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1552399/

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