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IDF unveils autonomous armored vehicles
The Logistics Technology Division of the IDF unveils its latest projects: A maneuverable armored Humvee, transport trucks and an armored personnel carrier with anti-missile capabilities—all of which are either remotely operated or completely autonomous.

The IDF's Logistics Technology Division unveiled their latest development—remotely driven and autonomous armored vehicles.

 

 

At the military base in southern Rishon Lezion, experiments is currently underway to test the viability of a remotely driven Humvee, as part of the initial development of vehicles intended to carry operational equipment for forces in enemy territory.

 

Remotely driven Humvee (Photo: IDF)
Remotely driven Humvee (Photo: IDF)

 

The tests have so far proven the Humvee to be relatively successful on the road and in maneuvering in open areas and on side slopes.

 

The Humvee is equipped with a camera that transmits a video feed to the operator, who receives the informatio at a distance of up to three kilometers. This range is expected to be extended in the future.

 

The remote driver of the Humvee (Photo: Yoav Zitun)
The remote driver of the Humvee (Photo: Yoav Zitun)

 

In September there will be an experiment in which the autonomous operating system will also be installed on transport trucks traveling in a convoy, following the autonomous Humvee.

 

In addition, the Division of Technology and Logistics presented another autonomous vehicle, the Infantry Corps Carrier, which can carry equipment for fighters in maneuver and is also operated safely from a distance.

 

The Eitan APC (Photo: Yoav Zitun)
The Eitan APC (Photo: Yoav Zitun)

 

The IDF also demonstrated a ride inside the new an armored personnel carrier (APC) Eitan (steadfast), which is on the verge of entering operational activity in the infantry brigades.

 

Photo: Yoav Zitun
Photo: Yoav Zitun

 

The Eitan will have active defense capabilities against anti-tank missiles and the ability to travel faster when carrying fighters in a comfortable, air-conditioned cabin connected to outside-facing cameras.

 

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