Category Archives: IDF Armor

For the first time, armoured personnel carriers of Engineering Namer model participated in a practice at the Golan Heights and crossed an anti-tank trench. In a documentation from the practice, Engineering Namer APC is seen crossing an anti-tank trench with no preparation or help of any engineering tools, setting an armoured vehicle-launched bridge and then […]

Last week, the ministry of defense signed a contract of purchasing kits and hulls for manufacturing additional Namer armoured personnel carriers, with the American company GD (General Dynamics). The contract was signed by the ministry of defense deputation in the USA, following the approval of the committee of ministers for equipping. According the contract, the […]

Administration of the Merkava tank in the ministry of defense has completed these days the installation of the first Trophy on the Merkava armoured personnel carrier (Namer). Last week, the first operational experiment of Namer APC equipped with the advanced active defense system has started at the school for infantry corps in the south. At […]

After the IDF operation Protective Edge, many units are still engaged with investigation. Some immediate conclusions are already implemented, such as protective equipment for the infantry, tells chief of the combat equipment weapons department. The investigations that came after the fighting they figured out that there needs to be changes and improvements in protection in […]

Body armor, bulletproof vests, orthopedic backpacks, camouflage gear, new helmets and other equipment designed to make soldiers’ lives easier and safer: a rare visit to the purchasing management at the Ministry of Defense provides a glimpse into the entire process of purchasing equipment for the IDF soldiers, from the decision-making, through the strict examination of […]

The number of knife attacks by Palestinians and Israeli Arabs against the Israeli military and civilians have increased dramatically during 2016. In just the past couple of months, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have reported more than a hundred attacks. Assailants usually target the soldier’s neck, as that’s the most exposed portion of the body […]

IDF soldiers ending up buying their own combat gear as body armor. Citizens, regular and reserve soldiers privately buy bulletproof vests to protect their lives. With the increase in shooting attacks soldiers and citizens spending their money for buy new bullet proof vests for personal use. Among the buyers are parents of soldiers serving in the regular […]