General Dynamics to Test Vehicle Protection System for Canadian Army

General Dynamics EbizGeneral Dynamics’ land systems unit and its Canadian subsidiary will demonstrate an active protection system built by Israeli defense contractor Rafael that is designed to mount on an armored vehicle, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Barbara Opall-Rome and David Pugliese write General Dynamics intends to install a Rafael Trophy APS on a Canadian army vehicle in order to destroy rocket-propelled grenades.

Trophy is intended to counterattack chemical weapons, RPGs, explosives and guided missile warheads, according to the report.

The demonstration will take place at a Canadian testing site in mid-October, Defense News reports.

Rome and Pugliese write that event is also intended to support General Dynamics’ pursuit of the U.S. Army’s multi-billion dollar Ground Combat Vehicle program, while the Canadianarmy also intends to hold its own APS competition.

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