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IDEX 2017: Eitan overseas build?

13th February 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem


As Israel's newly developed Eitan 8x8 vehicle completes its final stages of testing there is a chance the production vehicles could be built in the US.

Defence sources told Shephard that internal discussion in the Israeli MoD are giving consideration to manufacturing Eitan in the US and purchasing it with US military aid.

But the MoD said that the Eitan is still in the development stages and has not yet been approved for mass production.

'If and when decisions are taken to produce it, and in what volume, the Ministry of Defense Merkava Tank Administration [MANTAK], which regards the involvement

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Joe Charlaff


Joe Charlaff

Joe is a freelance correspondent based in Israel

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