Friday, February 5, 2010

Israel Defence Forces to Upgrade Arms in 2010

Amid intelligence predictions that war is not imminent but could break out in the coming year, the IDF plans to use 2010 to replenish munitions and ground-based platforms ahead of a potential conflict, according to the military’s work plan for this year.The emphasis will be put on filling a gap that the IDF has discovered in its ground forces in light of the threats it is facing from Hizbullah in Lebanon and Syria. This will include the production and procurement of additional Merkava tanks, Namer armored personnel carriers and Trophy active protection systems for tanks.In the air and as part of an effort to increase its intelligence gathering capabilities, the IAF will in the coming months establish a new squadron of Heron TP Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), called “Eitan” in the IAF and made by Israel Aerospace Industries............jpost

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