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  1. Adraste

    Israeli AFVs

    I am surprised we don't see any Merkava mk3 of the 188th Brigade upgraded with the Trophy APS yet. The whole brigade should have been equipped with it by now, I wonder why it is taking so long? Sounds worrying.
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    Israeli AFVs

    Credits @ Zachi Evenor
  3. Some Spike ER2 Porn. You can see the range in the middle at the bottom of the screen. It crossed the 10km range mark on multiple occasion
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    Israeli AFVs

    Correct me if I'm wrong but one aspect that the IDF is somewhat lagging behind is in the medium/heavy wheeled MRAP sector. The Israeli military industry have come up with many prototype and commercial design over the years with the Rafael Golan, IMI Wildcat, Plasan Sandcat and more recently Gaia Thunder and Amir. While the Sandcat (in a lightweight configuration) has been bought by the Israeli border police, the IDF doesn't seem to be interested by MRAP vehicle. Is there any reason of this disaffection by the IDF? Here is the Gaia Amir MRAP which I never heard of until the latest Eurosatory:
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    Israeli AFVs

    Namer got a trailer. Looks like the Urdan Backtrail.
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    Israeli AFVs

    Namer IFV as seen today on the Golan during a visit by Defense minister Lieberman PS: You can see UN force members next the Namer. The video can be seen at : https://www.timesofisrael.com/liberman-warns-assad-planning-to-rebuild-large-syrian-army-after-civil-war/
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    The Phalanx CIWS of the entire Sa'ar fleet has been removed for good. Instead, the IN put a strange structure at its place on this particular Sa'ar 4.5.
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    Israeli AFVs

    Thanks for your warm words, you are doing a good job keeping us informed about the latest israeli armor news in this thread. I keep checking your blog from time to time. Kudos!
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    Israeli AFVs

    OK, after looking more carefully at the shadow, it looks like the retractable cover of the Merkava's trophy, maybe somewhat bigger, but without the shield plate. The emplacement obviously matches the one on the Merkava so it must be some kind of APS.
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    Israeli AFVs

    Well I meant the IDF did not announce a replacement, is that correct? Of course there must be one since the IDF is still firing Tamuz missiles into Syria from time to time but it is not necessary based on a tank chassis. Rafael developed multiple wheeled-base missile carrier. It is anyone guess but it is my guess
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    Israeli AFVs

    Maybe the shadow of the protuding sensor (?) is a data-link antenna, the kind of the one on the defunct M60-based Pereh missile carrier. I found its weird the IDF chose to retire the type without bringing a worthy replacement.