Introducing the “Negeva” Combat Vehicle Project

8 June 2022 – The Directorate of Production and Procurement (DOPP) in the Israel Ministry of Defense will purchase hundreds of combat vehicles from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the use of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Special Units

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At the ceremony held at the IAI’s Land Division production line in Be’er Sheva, Deputy Director General and Head of the DOPP in the Ministry of Defense, Avi Dadon, signed an order to produce hundreds of combat vehicles for the IDF. As part of the more than 100 million NIS agreement, IAI will manufacture Z-MAG and ZD vehicles for IDF special forces missions in cooperation with Ido Cohen and The Armored Group (TAG). The new commando vehicles have exceptional all-terrain capabilities, such as carrying combat soldiers and equipment weighing 1.5-2.5 tons (depending on the type of vehicle), in a variety of missions including delivering supplies and evacuating wounded soldiers. The vehicles will be based on commercial elements, among other things, that will ensure reliability and relatively inexpensive operation.

Photos courtesy Israel Ministry of Defense Spokesperson’s Office