Monday 15 July, 2024

IMCO Group to provide additional electrical systems for Israel’s Eitan AFV

IMCO Group received an order worth 28.5 million NIS (USD 7.8 million) from the Israel Ministry of Defense Directorate of Production and Procurement (DOPP) to supply additional electrical and electro-optic sub-systems for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) latest Eitan (8×8) Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).

Eitan is a new multi-purpose 8×8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) developed by Israel’s Defense Ministry’s Merkava and Armored Vehicles Directorate. It is an advanced, protected combat vehicle with high mobility and firepower capabilities. The Eitan AFV has been combat-proven and is currently deployed by the IDF in the ongoing war against Hamas in Gaza.

IMCO Group has announced that its subsidiaries, IMCO Projects, Nir-Or, ADTI, and EMT, will collaborate to produce electrical and electro-optics sub-systems for the platform. These sub-systems will include IMCO Projects’ electric power and control units, operational control panels, platform interconnection cabling, platform main computing cradle unit, and illumination solutions.

Additionally, Nir-Or will provide various computer units and a Video Management System, which will offer a complete video management suite for the vehicle, including a display with an intuitive control interface. By integrating real-time AI analytics, Nir-Or’s solution will provide all the necessary information for the commander, driver, and gunner, enabling them to manage the mission smartly and effectively while sharing a joint situational awareness picture.

“IMCO Group is honored to be a trusted supplier of Israel’s Defense Ministry’s Merkava and Armored Vehicles Directorate, and to have an exclusive contribution to the production of the Eitan APV. This additional order underscores the trust that the Israeli MOD has in our capabilities,” said IMCO Group CEO, Mr. Ariel Kandel.

He added: “Our advanced electrical and electro-optic sub-systems play a crucial role in ensuring the optimal performance and survivability of the IDF’s newest armored fighting vehicle. We remain committed to contributing to the nation’s defense capabilities, these days during the war as well as in the latest decades.”

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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