Interview with IDF Colonel Saar Tzur, Commander of the 401 Armored Brigade.
No tanks were damaged during Operation Protective Edge, with the Trophy Active Protection system performing over a dozen interceptions of anti-tank weapons including Kornet, Metis and RPG-29. The system, by identifying the source of fire, on occasion also allowed tanks to kill the Hamas anti-tank team.
Giora Katz, head of Rafael’s land division, stated that it was a “breakthrough because it is the first time in military history where an active defense system has proven itself in intense fighting.” During the war, Trophy validated itself in dozens of events, protecting tanks and crews over three weeks of high-threat maneuvering operations in built-up areas without a single hit to defended platforms and zero false alarms”.
Operation “Protective Edge”, July 23rd, 2014.
Channel 10 news (Israel).