Israel Unveils Wheeled, Actively Protected Armored Carrier

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  1. Vergennes

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    TEL AVIV — Israel unveiled Monday its indigenous Eitan demonstrator, a wheeled, actively protected armored personnel carrier (APC) that it hopes to purchase in vast quantities over the coming decade and beyond.

    At less than 35 tons, the 8x8 wheeled Eitan — Hebrew for steadfast — weighs and will cost nearly half that of new Merkava Mk4-based Namer heavy carriers now in production, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD).

    Both new vehicles are designed to carry 12 infantrymen and will replace the thousands of M113s that still support the bulk of Israeli infantry forces.

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    Anything about under chassis protection? There's a lot of clearance down there, and it is just a prototype so the design is expected to change, but just by the picture alone I'm not seeing too much of the typical IED protection features under the vehicle - like V shaping. From the pic alone it looks like an under chassis IED or mine would tear the suspension clean off.

    And how well do active protection systems defend against shots aimed at the wheels?

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