The Tomcar All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is used by the IDF and Israeli
Border Police and a number of development programs, in various
manned and unmanned applications. The Tomcar is a small,
lightweight (ca. 600 kg) vehicle, designed to carry two people and
their gear to patrol at low speeds over rough terrain for
prolonged periods of time with minimum downtime and maximum safety
and report to their base or act in an event.
The IDF is currently evaluating a protected version of the Tomcar,
weighing 1,230 kg. The vehicle is equipped with a fully protected
cabin, fitted with bullet proof windscreen and side windows and an
escape/firing hatch on the roof. The vehicle can be used to
transport troops, supplies and equipment in urban terrain, where
speed and agility that can protect it in open terrain cannot be
used. Elbit Systems demonstrated another configuration of the Mil
Tomcar, equipped with an elevated optronic sensor, operating
console and firing position.
IAI/Lahav is using the tomcar as the basis for its autonomous
sentry, in the Guardium Unmanned
Security Vehicle (USV) system. The IDF is also evaluating the
Flyer Defense ITV, a 1,750 kg high mobility vehicle, designed to
carry five soldiers and a total 1,350 kg. of payload. The vehicle
is built from a lightweight tubular space frame and is equipped
with an independent suspension that ensures very high mobility.