ISRAEL - Advanced Defense System Delivered to US Army

Arno Froese

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced that it has completed the delivery of Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) ordered by the US Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks.

Michael Lurie, VP, head of Rafael’s Land Survivability and Maneuverability directorate said that “Rafael is a leader in providing protection capabilities, both reactive armor, and active protection. The threat of anti-armor weapons is growing, and we were grateful to bring this life-saving technology to the US to meet an urgent need.”  

Developed by Rafael, Trophy APS provides combat-proven protection against rockets and missiles while simultaneously locating and reporting the origin of the hostile fire for an immediate response, Rafael said. It is the only fully integrated, combat-proven APS in the world.

It has made numerous combat interceptions with no injuries to crews, dismounted troops, or damage to platforms since its first operational interception in 2011.

According to Rafael, the Trophy system underwent over 5,000 successful field tests, and accrued over 1,000,000 operating hours, and is now under contract for serial production of over 1,800 systems., 7 January 2021

Arno's commentary

Only Israel has the capability, urged by necessity, to continually develop more accurate defense systems and mechanisms. Some argue that Israel’s gift to the United States’ defense forces has an estimated value of over $3 billion. During the Obama administration, $3.1 billion in annual US military aid to Israel, including a 10-year commitment, was signed. The commitment was signed in 2016 for a total of $38 billion, superseding the previous agreement of $30 billion over a 10-year period.

Here we are reminded of the words of Isaiah 54:17: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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