IDF has tested “unmanned” armored personnel carriers in the Gaza Strip
The first unmanned vehicle, the M113, was tested in the Khirbet Ahza area, where the Givati brigade operated. An armored personnel carrier without a driver and crew capable of accelerating to 50 km / h and carrying tons of cargo to 4 was used to carry ammunition, weapons and food. To control the armored personnel carrier used a command vehicle, which was located on the border of the Gaza Strip. There were soldiers of the company "unmanned" equipment.
It is worth noting that the IDF has long been using land "Drones”, however, they have not previously delivered cargo. Since 2008, the border with the Gaza Strip has been patrolled by a Guardium vehicle, called the “True Companion” (“Shutaf Neeman”) by the IDF. Recently, a similar patrol was seen on the Israeli-Lebanese border. The Guardium does not have its own weapons, but the car's surveillance systems allow it to work at any time of the day in any weather. According to the commander of the mechanical patrol unit, such vehicles save a lot of money and save the lives of military personnel.
Another land drone is the Avangard car created by the Elbit Maarahot andAviation industry". It is equipped with a machine gun, a mine detection system and can be used to evacuate wounded soldiers. In April 2014, the command of the Northern Military District connected the Vanguards to patrol the Israeli-Syrian border.
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