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Tamir Eshel

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Merkava Mk 4 – Promising Export Potential

Heavyweights are Adapting to LIC Start < Page 5 of 5 > The Merkava tank program started in 1970 after the IDF was forced to consider an alternative to the cancelled project for producing British Chieftain tanks under license, which had been cancelled by the UK at the...

Merkava Mk 4 – A Growing Family of AFVs

Heavyweights are Adapting to LIC Start < Page 4 of 5 > Based on the lessons learned in Lebanon since 1982, the IDF has pursued the development of heavy armored personnel carriers capable of keeping pace with the Merkava tanks while withstanding the same levels of threats. Initially,...

Merkava Mk 4 – Optronics and BMS

Heavyweights are Adapting to LIC Start < Page 3 of 5 > In addition to the machine guns, all weapons and sensors are linked to the Battle Management System (BMS) and can thus be operated and monitored from any crew station, providing flexibility through crew task assignments. // The...

A Brief History of the Merkava Tank

The development of an indigenous Israeli tank began in 1970, after plans to locally produce the British Chieftain tank were cancelled by the UK, which preferred selling the tanks to Arab countries (Chieftains and Challengers were eventually sold to Jordan, Iran and several Gulf...

Rafael’s SPICE Guided Weapon

Providing a fully autonomous navigation and precision-strike capability, Rafael's Spice-2000 achieves a stand-off range of over 60 kilometers. Spice-1000 achieves an even greater range, due to its unique deployable wing. The weapon has been successfully integrated onto the F-15, F-16 and Tornado aircraft. It is in service with the Israel Air Force and is on order for the Hellenic Air Force.
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