With 2 years of testing behind them, the Armored Vehicles Directorate at the Israel Ministry of Defense decided on the production of the ‘Eitan’ APC, equipped with an unmanned 30mm cannon turret & the developed in Israel, ‘Trophy’ advanced defense system, operational for the IDF by the end of 2021.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Israel Defense Forces administration began regular production of the “Eitan” – the IDF’s first wheeled armored personnel carrier, resembling the Soviet-era BRDM2 (Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle) but an 8-wheeled armored combat vehicle version based on the technology of the Merkava and the Namer AFVs.
It is capable of carrying 12-13 combat soldiers, and was developed and built following the lessons of Operation Protective Edge and is expected to replace the IDF’s veteran M113 APC. Continue Reading »
The IDF announced the new upgraded ‘Namer’ APC, has Merkava Tank armor, is outfitted with the Trophy anti-tank missile protection system and now with a 30 mm cannon to improve its urban warfare capabilities.
By Tzvi Lev
The IDF’s Ground Forces Command and the Merkava Tank Division of the Defense Ministry announced that the ‘Namer’ Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) will be getting a 30 mm cannon, and has now reached the experimental stage. The move is part of an IDF’s effort to upgrade its urban warfare capabilities.
Israel’s ‘Namer’ APC, has Merkava Tank armor, is outfitted with the Trophy anti-tank missile protection system and now with a 30 mm cannon.Continue Reading »
WATCH: The IDF’s ‘Eitan’, the world’s most modern & protected APC is set to replace the aging American made M113 and comes complete with air conditioning, touch-screen monitors, a 30mm cannon, Trophy active protection system, and with top speed at 56mph.
By Yoav Zitun
The Ministry of Defense’s new wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC), known as the ‘Eitan,’ has finished its first round of operational testing with the Nahal Infantry Brigade, which will be the first IDF combat unit to make use of the new vehicle.
The Eitan is slated to replace the aging M113 APC, which has been in service since the 1970s. Continue Reading »
The IDF’s Eitan high speed APC will enable rapid deployment of forces to critical areas and will also be equipped with the Trophy active protection system, that intercepts RPGs and neutralizes anti-tank missile threats.
The Defense Ministry unveiled on Monday the IDF’s first wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC). The platform will soon enter service, joining the tracked Namer APC to eventually replace the aging and vulnerable M113 platforms.
Eitan, the IDF’s first wheeled armored personnel carrier
The Defense Ministry’s Tank Administration announced that it had built the first prototype of the the APC, dubbed Eitan, after completing the development stage.
The US Army chose Israel’s Iron Fist Active Protection System for its armored personnel carriers, designed to detect and intercept a range of incoming missiles and rocket-propelled grenades for light-to-medium-weight APCs.
The US Army has chosen Israel Military Industries to provide it with an active protection system for its armored personnel carriers in a dramatic development for Israel’s defense export market.
IDF ‘Nemer’ APC with Trophy Protection System
The system will be installed on APC rooftops.
It will use a combination of a radar and an electro-optical sensor to detect and intercept a range of incoming missiles and rocket-propelled grenades, IMI corporate vice president of marketing Avinoam Zafir told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Continue Reading »
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