|IDF 401 Brigade around the Gazza strip|
The IDF said that the Trophy active protection system which defends against anti-tank missile fire was activated and the incoming projectile exploded although the IDF has yet to determine if the missile was intercepted or detonated prematurely. The attack took place near the Kissufim Crossing in the central Gaza Strip.
The Trophy system is installed on Merkava Mk 4 tanks – used by the 401st Armored Brigade. Using an advanced radar, Trophy is designed to detect and track a threat, and counters it with a cloud of countermeasures that intercepts the incoming anti-tank missile.