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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  Militarov on Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:33 pm

    http://www.defensenews.com/videos/defense/2016/04/13/82997246/

    Namer engineering variants

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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  GarryB on Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:49 am

    That trailer reminds me of the sleds the Soviets used to tow with soldiers on in winter warfare.

    In the 1980s in Afghanistan they had trailers for the T-62s to carry extra HE ammo for longer persistence in combat.

    Always thought they could expand it further with more fuel and ammo with a direct link for the fuel so it could work as an external fuel tank that can be dumped if needed but could feed fuel to the tank to keep the tank topped off with fuel on long marches.


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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  George1 on Tue May 24, 2016 4:10 am

    Lockheed Martin will deliver Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System to Israel

    http://defence-blog.com/news/lockheed-martin-will-deliver-guided-multiple-launch-rocket-system-to-israel.html


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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  max steel on Tue May 24, 2016 6:16 pm

    Israel reveals defensive boost for CH-53 fleet

    Developed by Israeli industry, the new defensive capability is referred to by the service as the Dragon Block 3. It is designed to give effective warning of missile attack, and fast activation of countermeasures equipment, with 360° coverage.


    Launched in 2006, the air force's modernisation programme for the CH-53 "Yasur" is intended to keep the rotorcraft in service until at least 2025. Work included structural treatments and the installation of new avionics and other systems to support the range of missions that the heavy-lift type is required to perform.

    Israel's CH-53s were involved during recent conflicts in Lebanon and Gaza, during which the aircraft were targeted by a variety of rockets and missiles.
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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  Militarov on Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:54 pm

    "Israeli tank «Magach 3» arrived in Moscow Vnukovo Airport for exchange. The tank were transported to Russia on board Antonov An-124 Ruslan planes.

    In May, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to return the Magach tank, seized by the Syrian troops in 1982 during the First Lebanon War and exhibited in Russia, to Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Putin for that decision, pointing out the importance of the step for the families of three Israel Defense Forces (IDF) servicemen, who went missing during the war.



    ”We will pass to Russia the same [model of] tank, so it can be exhibited in a museum,” the press secretary told RIA Novosti. Netanyahu is currently in Moscow with an official visit dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Russia."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/army/israeli-tank-magach-3-arrived-russia-for-exchange.html
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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:21 pm

    Israel unveiled an actively protected armored personnel carrier (APC) on Monday, which it hopes to purchase in large numbers over the next ten years. The wheeled demonstrator, named Eitan, Hebrew for “steadfast”, is an 8x8, 35-ton vehicle that is half the cost and weight of the Merkava Mk4-based Namer carriers currently in production.

    Both vehicles were built to replace thousands of M113s that support most of Israel’s infantry and can carry up to 12 infantrymen. According to Brig. Gen. Baruch Matzliah, head of the Ministry of Defense’s Tank Production Office (which designed both vehicles), the Eitan “will be the most advanced, protected wheeled fighting tool in the world.” He said that Eitan was developed to be a multi-mission, low-cost platform that will allow Israel to have more vehicles quicker than they could with heavier vehicles like the Namer.

    It is believed that Eitan will assimilate a new wave of active protection based on the Trophy Active Protection System (TAPS) developed by the state-owned defense company Rafael. The vehicle will also have a full compliment of sensors and munitions, along with an unmanned 30- or 40-millimeter turret.


    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160802/1043846127/israeli-military-new-armored-vehicle.html
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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  George1 on Fri May 19, 2017 3:29 am

    Creation of a new 155-mm self-propelled howitzer for the Israeli army

    The new ACS will be completely autonomous and automatic. Caliber 155 mm, barrel length 52 caliber, range up to 40 km. Theoretically, the ACS can control one person, in practice the calculation will be 3-6 people, in contrast to 10 on the M109 "Doher" (on the ACS plus on the ammunition conveyor M548 Alfa).

    The AOI has not yet decided whether a new ACS will be on a wheeled or tracked chassis, it is possible to adopt two versions: one and the same turret with gun, automatic loader and various systems will be installed on two different chassis.

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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:33 am

    Modern armored vehicles of the IDF

    The site "Maariv" published a brief overview of the most modern models of the BTT AOI, as well as machines "Granite" field reconnaissance troops. Each review is written by another author, and we are talking about officers and ensigns of IDF, who operate this equipment. Although most of the above is not new and even well known, several details attract attention.

    "Namer" - "Nagmash ha-Merkava ha-handasi" - heavy armored personnel carrier of engineering troops

    I recently wrote about "Namer" in my blog, see the article "New variants of the BAM 'Namera'?". There is nothing new about this issue.



    "Namer" is a heavy armored personnel carrier of the brigade "Golani"

    "Namer" began to enter the armament of the infantry brigade "Golani" in 2008, replacing the heavy armored personnel carrier "Akhzarit." Widely used in the operation "Tsuk Eitan" ("Mighty cliff") in the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014. "Golani" is making efforts to improve the work with "Namer", about a year ago in the brigade was created department ("Mador"), responsible For all issues related to "NAMER", including training and various briefings.



    The Merkava-4 tank, the armored forces

    "Merkava-4" is in service with the 7th and 401th regular brigades, as well as in reserve brigades (it is said in the plural, it was previously known only about the 4th reserve brigade "Kiriati", using "Merkava-4" with 2009). I will add from myself that the 460th Brigade "Utsvat Bnei Or" of the tank school also has Merkava-4 (about 2/3 of the brigade).

    "Merkava-4" entered service in 2003. The length of the tank with the gun forward 9.04 m, width 3.92 m, height 2.66 m. The ammunition includes 44 shots to the gun. The top speed is 65 km / h. The tank is equipped with the KAZ "Meil Ruach".



    SAU "Doheron" of artillery troops

    Regular divisions of the barrel artillery of the IDF are armed with the Doheron SAU. I note that this is the first time I see this name. Up to now, it has been known about two upgrades M109A1 ("Rohiv") - Doher and Dores. And although the "Dores" appeared later "Doher", regular divisions used to be "Doher", and "Dores" was in reserve (see article "SAU M109 in the IDF"). The suffix "he" in Hebrew has a diminishing value and is often used to denote various modifications of weapons, i.e. "Doheron" is a kind of modification of "Doher". What are the differences are not specified.

    In the artillery troops, the IDF SAU work in the same team as the M548 ammunition conveyor (Alfa). Calculation of "Doheron" and "Alpha" includes 7 people: the commander, the driver of the automatic control system, the gunner, the charging, the driver of the M548 and two ammunition pushers ("Anshay ha-Hutz").



    "Akhzarit" - heavy armored personnel carrier of the brigade "Givati"

    The heavy armored personnel carriers "Akhzarit" (based on the T-55) entered the arsenal of the infantry brigade "Givati" in 2005. These were the same armored personnel carriers previously used by Golani, and Givati ​​received them as Golani moved to " He's here. "



    "Granit" is a machine of field reconnaissance troops

    "Granite" is a reconnaissance vehicle of field reconnaissance troops. I already described it in the article "The exhibition in Latrun on the Independence Day of 2017":

    The RAM5500 pickup in the reconnaissance version: the module of the IAI Elta production with a sliding mast is placed on the body, and there is a reconnaissance radar for ground targets and a system of day and night vision; In the back cab of the pick-up the operators' seats are equipped; Earlier the IDF used similar machines based on the HMMWV jeep (Rakun), based on the Land Rover Defender jeep, and a surveillance machine based on the Plasan Sand Cat (Granite) was also developed, but I saw the pickup truck for the first time.

    It turns out that Granite is a variant on the RAM5500 pickup, in contrast to what was said in Wikipedia (ie whether the Sand Cat version was a prototype, or whether the same system is used on different platforms). In the article "Maariv" it is said that "Granit" is the most modern machine of its kind in the field intelligence forces, it was put into service in the summer of 2016. The machine has a control and monitoring system "Masua", i.e. It is integrated into the TsAYAD ("Zva Yabash Digitala", ie "Digital Army"). Due to the "Masua" and the latest software, the time of the fire cycle (ie the time from the moment of detection of the target and to the moment of its destruction by various fire weapons) has sharply decreased.



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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  George1 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:08 am

    In Israel, a heavy armored personnel carrier Namer with a turret and cannon armament was demonstrated

    The directorate of the Merkava tank and the BTT in the MO (Mantak), in cooperation with the ground forces of the IDF, completed the development of the version of the heavy armored personnel carrier "Namer" with a tower (the word "Zrihon" is used, ie "turret" - diminutive from "Tsaryakh" ") And a 30 mm cannon. According to the plan, in the future the same tower will be used on the wheeled BTR "Eitan". The tower is remotely controlled by the delivered armament system (that is, there are no crew members inside the tower and there are no subbasic systems inside the BTR hull), thus the possibilities of "NAMER" for the transport of infantry troops do not decrease.



    The 30mm cannon used in the tower is apparently the Mk44 Bushmaster II. On Fresh it is reported that the tower was created on the basis of the UT30 turret "Elbit Maarahot". To the right of the gun is a coupled machine gun (a characteristic slot is visible). In the front left part of the tower you can see something resembling a 60 mm mortar, as it is mounted on the Merkava tanks (starting from Mk2). However, since the tower is not inhabited, it is not clear how the recharge is done (a revolver mechanism for 5-6 min ?; access to the tower from the shell specifically for shooting from a mortar, ie manual reloading?).

    Other information about the new machine:

    • KAZ "Meil Ruach" system is mounted on the tower, as it is done on the "Merkava" tank. At the same time, since the tower is uninhabited, recharging KAZ under fire is problematic.

    • The driver's hatch "NAMER" is replaced with the hatch used on the BTR "Eitan". The new hatch provides a good view ("head out"), while the driver is completely protected from the fire of small arms and debris.

    • In addition to smoke grenade launchers on the hull, smoke grenade launchers were added to the right side of the tower, above the hatch of the commander of the car. This allows you to recharge grenade launchers, minimally protruding from the APC.

    • The gun has a significant (approaching to 90 degrees) angle of vertical fire, the sight and the observation device on the tower also have a large upward turn angle. This provides the ability to detect and defeat targets located on the hills (mountains, upper floors of buildings during battles in the city).








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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  George1 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:06 am

    Deliveries of weapons and equipment to the IDF in 2017

    07.01.18 the official site of the IDF published statistics on the terror and development of the IDF in 2017. The data on losses have already been published by me earlier, there is nothing new. The data on terror are placed as a supplement to the article "Statistics of Terror in the Outgoing Year".

    For the first time, the figures for procurement of weapons for the military are indicated. Later I will translate the entire article, while the most interesting:


    Engineering and weapons:

    30 tanks Merkava-4;
    30 BTR "Namer";
    32 systems "Keshet" (120-mm self-propelled mortars);
    7 Adir aircraft (F-35);
    150 tactical trucks;
    180 multicopters;
    40 bulldozers-loaders;
    400 parachutes "Agur" (American T-11);
    21,000 sights;
    120 cars "Savana" (presumably a speech about the Ven GMC Savana);
    257 commander's jeeps.

    Logistics and Symbols:

    30,000 recruits received a gift card ("Kartis Kohavim") for the purchase of equipment before the call;
    15.00 soldiers received a new set of equipment, called "Sal Emceiwei Sioua a-Lehima"; set includes a lantern, a drinking bag ("Camel Back"), a helmet with a sheath;
    issued 280,000 pairs of uniforms and 73,000 pairs of shoes;
    2 new beret colors were introduced: battalions of light infantry of border protection and the Main Communications and Cyber ​​Defense Department;
    34 new types of badges were introduced ("Sikot").

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3039535.html


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    Re: Israeli Ground Arm:

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:35 am

    The Israeli government approved the purchase of Eitan armored personnel carriers and the development of a new SPG

    In the evening on Sunday, March 11, 1818, the military-political cabinet of the government of Israel unanimously approved the plan of the MoD to strengthen the IDF SA. We are talking about two main projects, laid down in the framework of the multi-year development program of the IDE Gedeon: the purchase of hundreds of ETR wheeled vehicles (the exact number is not called) and the development of a new SPGfor artillery troops.




    Creation of BTR "Eitan" is engaged in the Department for the development of the tank "Merkava" and BTT at the MO (Mantak). The APC should go to the series from 2020 to partially replace the M113 armored personnel carrier. The MoD states that Eitan will be the most advanced and most protected wheeled armored personnel carrier in the world. He will have a KAZ similar to the "Namer" BTR and the Merkava-4 tank, as well as other special protection systems. The cost of "Eitan" will be approximately half of the value of "Namera", which will make "Eitan" in large quantities and at a higher rate. The BTR is built on the principle of open architecture, which allows us to simply integrate new systems and armaments from Eitan in the future.

    The Office of R & D (IAFAT) is engaged in the creation of a new automated control system. The gun should begin to be used in the next decade to replace the MU9A.

    Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said (further cited newsru): "The procurement project was approved unanimously, and now it can be announced that in the course of a decade, significant improvements will be made in the IDF ground forces. For the first time, we will provide the IDF with hundreds of wheeled armored personnel carriers with an active defense system and other advanced capabilities. A real revolution will also take place in the artillery troops. There was approved a project to develop a new generation of tools. In ten years, the ground forces will look absolutely different. More effective, faster, more technological. In addition, these solutions will be a real help to the local industry, from Kiryat Shmona to the settlements on the border with the Gaza Strip, which will participate in the development and production of products, for a total of billions of shekels over ten years. "

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