The Aspro-A active defense system (ADS) from Rafael is in operational testing with a Merkava Mk4 tank unit in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is expected to pronounce the system operationally ready upon completion of this final testing stage. The test includes deployment of tanks with the ADS in unit exercises to evaluate the handling and integration of the system by combat crews and operational tanks. Other systems are being trialed at Israel’s armor center where tactical concepts ...


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