IDF unveils the Eitan wheeled APC

The Jerusalem Post has reported that the Israeli Defense Ministry has unveiled a new wheeled 8×8 APC, dubbed the Eitan.  This vehicle is intended to replace the aging M113 based vehicles still in service with the IDF.  The article notes that the Eitan is claimed to be the best protected wheeled APC in the world, although at 35 tonnes, it is considerably lighter and faster than the tracked Namer APC it is intended to operate alongside.  The vehicle is said to have a 750 HP engine and the Trophy active protection system.  The Eitan will be armed with a remote controlled gun and missile launcher.  Read the full article here.

Here is a short video showing the Eitan.  This video is not very crisp looking , for a better version click on the link to the Jerusalem Post article.


  1. Kol HaKavode l’Tsahal!! (Way to go, IDF!!)


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