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Israel bets on AI with Carmel

31st October 2021 - 12:00 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv

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The IDF wants to employ highly maneouvrable and heavily autonomous armoured vehicles on the battlefield of the future. (Photo: IAI)

Will a ‘buttoned down’ AFV with just two crew enhance mission efficiency for IDF armoured units?

Israel aims to harness advanced AI and automation technologies in its next-generation Carmel tracked armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), as the IDF pursues a minimally crewed platform for asymmetrical, conventional and urban warfare operations.

The Israeli MoD selected Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in early October as prime contractor in the next phase of development for Carmel, in the latest stage of a programme that began in 2016.

IAI is tasked with presenting the IDF with Carmel technologies on a legacy tracked vehicle by mid-2022. After a series of field tests , during which various units will comment on the different …

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