Israel began mass production of wheeled armored personnel carrier "Eitan"

Israel began mass production of wheeled armored personnel carrier "Eitan"

All three prototype armored personnel carrier "Eitan"


In Israel, mass production of the latest wheeled armored personnel carrier "Eitan" began. This was reported by the bmpd blog with reference to material published by oleggranovsky.

It is reported that on February 9 of this year, the Israeli Ministry of Defense officially announced the start of mass production of Eitan wheeled armored personnel carriers. The first vehicles will enter the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the end of the next, 2021.

As previously reported, the development of the Eitan wheeled armored personnel carrier was started by the BTT Directorate in the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MANTAK - “Minhelet ha-REKEM”) in 2014 and took five years. The new armored personnel carrier widely uses many technologies already developed on tank "Merkava" and heavy armored personnel carrier "Namer". The Eitan assembly will also be based on the same lines at the Repair and Restoration Center (MASHA-7000 in Tel-a-Shomer) AOI, where Merkava and Namer are produced.

According to reports, more than 60 companies from Israel and the United States will participate in the production of the new APC. It is alleged that 50% of the details of the armored personnel carrier will be produced in the United States, this is done in order to partially finance the production through American military assistance. The transfer of the production of parts from Israel to the United States will occur gradually. Of the Israeli share of parts, only 10% will be produced at the IDF army, the rest will be produced by civilian enterprises.

A German 750-hp will be installed on the armored personnel carrier. MTU diesel instead of the American Caterpillar. The cost of one armored personnel carrier will be 3 million dollars.


As previously written, Eitan’s wheeled armored personnel carrier will carry 13 people (3 crew members + 10 landing personnel), it will receive an Iron Fist active defense complex, as well as an uninhabited turret with cannon weapons, called the Zrikhon ( "Turret"). This combat module is armed with a 30 mm cannon, coaxial 7,62 mm machine gun and the Gil anti-tank system (Spike LR II). According to the developers, all weapons of the module have particularly high elevation angles, which will allow shelling targets located on the upper floors of buildings.
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  1. kiril1246 11 February 2020 11: 52 New
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    Jews stole the BTR-80. It is necessary to sue them.
    1. Krasnodar 11 February 2020 11: 55 New
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      The prosecutor will sit. )))
      1. YOUR 11 February 2020 14: 09 New
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        laughing laughing lol laughed, thanks.
    2. Elephant 11 February 2020 11: 59 New
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      only the court will be Jewish ... wink
    3. Vitaly gusin 11 February 2020 15: 51 New
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      Quote: kiril1246
      Jews stole BTR-80

      Well, this is after, but first:
      "They stole, I know, they are from the people
      All the bread from last year’s crop! "
    4. svp67 11 February 2020 17: 10 New
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      Quote: kiril1246
      Jews stole the BTR-80. It is necessary to sue them.

      Well, since you are already in Israel, then "serve you in your hands" - serve ...
    5. vadim dok 11 February 2020 18: 12 New
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      And drank all the water .....
  2. knn54 11 February 2020 11: 54 New
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    -Applied many technologies already developed on the tank "Merkava" and heavy armored personnel carrier "Namer".
    A lot of Ahzarit.
  3. Vladimir_2U 11 February 2020 11: 57 New
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    The cost of one armored personnel carrier will be 3 million dollars.
    But for someone Armata is too expensive!
    1. Lexus 11 February 2020 15: 42 New
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      The Boomerang contractors didn’t get financing at one time. Therefore, "things are still there" - running models and the fallen "Seagull". "Well, I couldn’t, I couldn’t."
      1. Vladimir_2U 12 February 2020 03: 07 New
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        Dismantled about a certain "Seagull" already, this is not a seagull but a bike!
  4. Elephant 11 February 2020 11: 57 New
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    These devils, as always, make sensible armored vehicles. Really a good machine, judging by another, more visual video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UKFxZm1DfA&feature=emb_rel_pause
    1. Aaron Zawi 11 February 2020 12: 08 New
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      Quote: Elephant
      These devils, as always, make sensible armored vehicles. Really a good machine, judging by another, more visual video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UKFxZm1DfA&feature=emb_rel_pause

      I like it more.

      And I would prefer it only in the infantry, but the authorities are more visible.
      1. Kasym 11 February 2020 13: 32 New
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        Aron, he looks more like a BMP.
        Is Eitan too tall? This tendency among developers has recently become more noticeable. Boomerang, Barys, etc .. It is clear that this is due to the construction of mine protection, but as if the armored personnel carriers did not become a "favorite target of grenade launchers" ... And everyone began to increase the caliber. Apparently, the defense has become better (armor and DZ). Russians are increasingly writing about 57 mm. Baikal ...
        And yet, the dimensions of the new armored personnel carriers are surprising, to say the least. hi
        1. V.I.P. 11 February 2020 13: 52 New
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          Grenade launcher? With effective shooting of 150-300 m. It is only if it gets into an ambush, and even that is unlikely, with Israeli sighting systems, the threat will be detected at a greater distance. Their task is to carry people and not to storm. So, the main threat to such armored personnel carriers is land mines or ...
        2. Aaron Zawi 11 February 2020 13: 53 New
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          Quote: Kasym
          Aron, he looks more like a BMP.
          Is Eitan too tall? This tendency among developers has recently become more noticeable. Boomerang, Barys, etc .. It is clear that this is due to the construction of mine protection, but as if the armored personnel carriers did not become a "favorite target of grenade launchers" ... And everyone began to increase the caliber. Apparently, the defense has become better (armor and DZ). Russians are increasingly writing about 57 mm. Baikal ...
          And yet, the dimensions of the new armored personnel carriers are surprising, to say the least. hi

          KAZ is put against RPGs and ATGMs. And the size is also due to the fact that the soldier in the SIBZ requires more volume.
    2. Incvizitor 11 February 2020 15: 17 New
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      What weapons there? 30 and machine guns? And in size, all armored personnel carriers are almost high, here are Russian ones too.
      There really is more serious weapons.
      1. prodi 11 February 2020 16: 35 New
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        You can understand the height: 1.70m for a landing with a run to the "rear projection", plus 0.5m clearance, plus a bottom and a roof (optional); but four unfortunate axles for more than 20 tons suggest sad thoughts, both at the expense of cross-country ability and somersaulting, especially with a tower on the roof
  5. Fedorov 11 February 2020 12: 05 New
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    We must learn from Israel. It’s like spitting on the map, but it’s doing it with a bang, and it’s selling it, like tomatoes to Russia, where half of the God-chosen country is the desert, unlike Russia, we import eggplant pancake from China and garlic is a shame. In my garden nowhere to go, they already rot even in the cellar ..
    1. K-612-O 11 February 2020 12: 15 New
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      The layout is painfully reminiscent of Stryker, so I think some of the components will go from the USA, primarily the chassis, well, only with the replacement of the engine with a cheaper one, of course Bushmaster, where without it.
      1. Grigory_45 11 February 2020 12: 54 New
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        Quote: K-612-O
        I think some of the components will come from the USA

        it’s not denied, it’s directly stated, and it’s even explained why it was done (Jews don’t have something just like that):
        50% of the details of the armored personnel carrier will be produced in the United States, this is done in order to partially finance production at the expense of US military assistance


        Quote: K-612-O
        The layout is painfully reminiscent of Stryker

        so the developers themselves do not deny that they most actively used foreign developments in the field of wheeled armored vehicles. At the same time, the feed resembles that of the Merkava tank (Eitan was developed by the same company as the Carrot) A sort of symbiosis of Stryker, Boxer and Merkava

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        Well, only with the replacement of the engine with a cheaper one

        Do you think MTU is cheaper than Caterpillar ???
    2. kiril1246 11 February 2020 13: 45 New
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      Quote: Fedorov
      We must learn from Israel. Spit as if on a map

      Well, here's another thing to learn from Christ sellers. Once. It is necessary to help Syria.
    3. kiril1246 12 February 2020 17: 00 New
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      But your girls are beautiful and accommodating.
  6. Yrec 11 February 2020 12: 24 New
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    All new BTR 8x8 as a carbon copy made that ours, that not ours. It’s just right to put the friend or foe module on all anti-tank equipment.
    1. kiril1246 11 February 2020 13: 46 New
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      Quote: Yrec
      It’s just the right time to put the friend or foe module on all anti-tank equipment

      Useless. Do not care for the Syrian pvoshniks whether the module is friend or foe on your machine or not.
  7. Alex 2020 11 February 2020 13: 13 New
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    The development of the Eitan wheeled armored personnel carrier was started by the BTT Directorate in the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MANTAK - "Minhelet Ha-REKEM") in 2014 and took five years.
    The first official information on the development in Russia of a fundamentally new armored personnel carrier appeared in 2010 (BTR / BMP K-16/17 Boomerang). Admission to service. 2..XX year. Have a good envy of the Jews. Do not talk and brag, but do ..
  8. Graz 11 February 2020 13: 37 New
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    I remember local visitors from Israel shouting with foam at the mouth that they shouldn’t put a large machine gun at all in 30 mm guns, otherwise the younger commanders would suddenly want to use the armored personnel carrier as an assault machine, and then they suddenly put laughing
    1. Grigory_45 11 February 2020 14: 08 New
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      Quote: Graz
      I remember local visitors from Israel shouting with foam at the mouth that they shouldn’t put a large machine gun at all in 30 mm guns, otherwise the younger commanders would suddenly want to use the armored personnel carrier as an assault machine, and then they suddenly put laughing

      So not all armored personnel carriers will be with a gun (according to the Israelis themselves). The lion’s part will remain in the basic configuration - with BM with a 12,7 mm machine gun. I believe that only platoon commanders will get cannon machines.
    2. voyaka uh 11 February 2020 14: 58 New
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      "all of a sudden, the younger commanders would like to use the armored personnel carrier as an assault vehicle" ///
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      Not assault, but anti-tank. Which is fatal and useless. This danger potentially exists with Eitan. They want to put ATGM Spike on it.
      And entering into battle with the enemy’s MBT, you expose your infantry squad, which you are transporting, to unnecessary danger.
      1. Incvizitor 11 February 2020 15: 19 New
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        And if in the battle the squad was already landed and the tank appeared in sight.
        1. voyaka uh 11 February 2020 15: 25 New
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          In battle, everything changes very quickly.
          The commander can give the order to shoot ATGM before he hurries people. And the tank reacts swiftly. For this reason, Israeli armored personnel carriers did not put heavy weapons. Only machine guns.
  9. surfdude 11 February 2020 14: 57 New
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    Quote: kiril1246
    Do not care for the Syrian pvoshniks whether the module is friend or foe on your machine or not.

    That's right, they still do not know how to use equipment defining their own / alien.
  10. svp67 11 February 2020 17: 13 New
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    The armored personnel carrier is not handsome, but the main thing that would fulfill its main duty is to reliably defend and more or less comfortably transport infantry.
    Here it’s worth asking if it’s time for the Boomerang to appear in our troops ...
  11. zoland 11 February 2020 18: 14 New
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    Quote: kiril1246
    Jews stole the BTR-80. It is necessary to sue them.

    Jews created it
  12. Oleg Olkha 11 February 2020 18: 27 New
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    The developers claimed in the media that one of the requirements was to make the car absolutely recognizable, "from Israel." In my opinion, it turned out. yes In the final (visible) version, the thickness of the blocks of the "reactive" armor is increased and they hang slightly on the sides. The front suspension casing has become powerful, along with the frontal plate and has a service hatch. The exhaust is slightly shifted to the second axis, the wheels seem to be of a different type compared to the first prototype. The assumption that the V-shapedness is slightly increased is difficult to check on the bottom of the video. It was reported that the car is already being watched outside of Israel. In addition to the already created new assembly line and recruited workers, in the future the pace of production will also depend on Jeneral Dynamics sending the hull by sea. (although they can provide any ...)
    1. stone 12 February 2020 06: 12 New
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      I believe that with a tower with Spikes and KAZ export will go off with a bang!