The German and Israeli defense ministries have signed a government-to-government (G2G) agreement for the purchase of the Rafael-made Trophy active protection system for the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 tanks, the two governments announced via a social media post on Tuesday.

The deal, signed on February 22, will provide the German military with the tank defense system, which includes protective armor for tanks and in addition interceptors, spare parts, and professional guidance.

Rafael Land and Naval Division EVP and head Dr. Ran Gozali said, “Germany is joining an exclusive group of advanced tier-1 nations who have chosen Trophy APS to protect their troops and assets from the ever-increasing threat of anti-armor warfare.”

“We are thankful to the German government for joining other user nations and for their confidence in our system and our experience, and we look forward to working with KMW on the integration and installation of Trophy on the Leopard 2 and on future platforms.”