IDF Wants More Namer APCs and Trophy Protection Systems

(IHS Jane's Defence Weekly) Yaakov Lappin - Senior army officials hope that the IDF will acquire better-protected Namer APCs and more active protection systems (APS) such as the Trophy, which they credit with defending Merkava Mk 4 tanks against more than a dozen anti-tank missiles. "There are no armored vehicles like them in the world," a source said. The officer said that the IDF's current armor inventory was sufficient for an "unstoppable" offensive in Gaza, but "we will need large quantities of [new] armored vehicles [to take on Hizbullah]." He said that in Gaza the Trophy system had "pleasantly surprised us with its extreme precision, and unique operational capability. It answered the threat. Of course we will want to expand this."

2014-08-29 00:00:00

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