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IDF to Modernize its Infantry Brigade with Hundreds of Eitan 8×8 APCs

April 13, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
The IDF has completed a test series of the new Eitan 8x8 wheeled APC being developed by the Israel Ministry of Defense tank authority for use by IDF infantry brigades. Although the vehicle is developed and ready to be produced in Israel, it is likely that on the long term, U.S. manufacturers will receive the lion's share of this program, if only to enable the IDF to meet the tight schedules and lower costs required for the project.

Romania to Produce 227 Piranha 5 8×8 APCs

January 12, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
General Dynamics European Land Systems signed a contract with the Romanian government today, to deliver up to 227 Piranha 5 wheeled armored vehicles in six different configurations to the Romanian Armed Forces. The contract value exceeds US$1 billion. The vehicles will be produced locally in Romania by the Romanian company Uzina Mecanică București (UMB) and original vehicle designer, Mowag.

Israel Develops a Highly Protected APC to Replace Thousands of M-113 ‘Tin Cans’

August 1, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Eitan_1021Israel’s Ministry of Defense unveiled today the first prototype of the Eitan, a new 8x8 armored personnel carrier developed by the Ministry’s Tank Development Program Directorate (Mantak), as a possible successor for thousands of American-made M-113 APCs Israel has been operating since the 1970s.
              

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January 1, 2014 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 

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CV-90 Armadillo Begin Field Evaluations in Denmark

April 25, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Denmark, Sweden, Syndicated Industry News 

armadillo300The Danish Army has received five Armadillo type armored infantry fighting vehicles for testing. The Armadillo is one of several options considered by the Danish Army. Tests are expected to continue through the summer, leading to final selection in...

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Czech Republic to renogiate deal for APC

According to this article in ceskenoviny.cz the Czech government will renegotiate the terms of the APC contract that they canceled recently. See this related post. They are retesting the vehicles made by Steyr in Austria, and then will announce a decision. It also sounds like they are reducing the quantity. The Czech-Slovak split probably left both new countries with a motley collection of Soviet and Czech made equipment. I know recently the Czech government sent some Mi-24 and Mi-17 helicopters to Afghanistan for that country’s use.

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