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Eitan APC series production set to begin

4th February 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


Series production of the Eitan 8x8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) is to start soon for the Israeli MoD.

According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the MoD, the vehicle (pictured) is the most advanced 8x8 APC in operational use. The Eitan programme received official approval in 2019 when the final configuration was confirmed, and prototypes are now undergoing tests in various severe conditions by the Nahal infantry brigade of the IDF.

The MoD is also exploring the option of offering Eitan for sale overseas. Brig Gen Guy Paglin, head of the MoD’s Merkava and Armored Vehicles Directorate, told

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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