Eitan 8×8 ready for series production in 2021
- November 18, 2018
Israel’s new Eitan 8×8 armoured personnel carrier, which will replace the M113 armoured personnel carrier, is scheduled to start series production in 2021.
The Eitan, is being developed by the Ministry of Defense Tank Administration in cooperation with the IDF Ground Forces, is a new vehicle based on scratch offering a new configurable multirole platform.
The vehicle is a new generation of wheeled combat vehicle which offers high mobility and firepower.
The Eitan 8×8 armoured personnel carrier can be fitted with a wide range of weapon stations. The APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) version is fitted with a remote weapon station armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun. The IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) version can be fitted with remotely operated turrets armed with 30/40mm automatic cannon. This turret can be also armed with anti-tank guided missile launchers.