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Rafael Releases M-TAPS New Add-On Armor for Combat Vehicles

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Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. announces the release of the M-TAPS Multi-Threat Armor Protection System a new generation add-on armor technology for combat vehicles.

The recently developed M-TAPS is the newest generation hybrid (reactive / passive) add-on armor designed to defeat a variety of modern threats in the combat arena. The M-TAPS is a modular system that can be easily fitted onto any wheeled or tracked vehicle or MBT.

The system, when installed on a combat vehicle, is able to defeat Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFP), high speed fragments from artillery bombs (simulated by FSPs) and Armor Piercing (AP) projectiles from heavy machine guns.

The M-TAPS technology is an upgrade of Rafael's combat proven, Insensitive Reactive Armor system that has been successfully applied to the US Bradleys, IDF vehicles and a variety of NATO APCs.

The system has been intensively tested at Rafael's facilities and by the IDF and has demonstrated its ability to defeat powerful EFPs and RPGs, as well as other threats.

"We anticipate the successful integration of M-TAPS in the MRAP II and MPV programs as it is the ideal solution against RPGs and EFPs, which make up the majority of threats to troop vehicles in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other current conflicts" says Mr. Nehemia Shachar, Head of the Protection Systems Sector of the Ordnance and Protection Division at Rafael.

Rafael
23.08.2007

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RAFAEL Ordnance Systems Division

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