Engineering version of Namer APC

IMG-20160412-WA0006The site IsraelDefense has posted about a new version of the IDF Namer intended for combat engineering forces.  According to the post, operational testing of the vehicle has begun at the Bahalatz 14 Military Combat Engineering School.  Three versions of the engineering Namer have been developed, one with a bulldozer scoop, one with breaching abilities, and one with towing and bridging abilities.  The post notes that all new Namer APC’s are equipped with the Trophy active defense system, providing protection against anti-tank missiles.  Currently, IDF engineering vehicles include the Puma,which is based on the venerable British Centurion tank.