Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Israel's Eitan 8x8 APC completes first round of tests!

via Ynet News.
The Ministry of Defense's new wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC), known as the 'Eitan,' has finished its first round of operational testing with the Nahal Infantry Brigade, which will be the first IDF combat unit to make use of the new vehicle.
The Eitan is slated to replace the aging M113 APC, which has been in service since the 1970s.
Story here. 

Point of annoyance?  The Israeli's have designed a new 8x8, are testing it and apparently will get it into service before the Marine Corps even starts buying OFF THE SHELF models.

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