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October 19, 2016 10:41 am

IDF Rolls Out New Equipment for Improved Battle Operations

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The Camel II water delivery system. Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

The Camel II water delivery system. Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces is adding new logistics equipment to its stocks to improve operations in battle, with an emphasis on supplying soldiers with water and other essentials, local media outlets reported.

According to the reports, the equipment was successfully tested during an Armored Corps exercise conducted a few weeks ago.

One example of such equipment is a versatile military tow tractor for armored vehicles — such as tanks or armored personnel carriers — which can carry water, fuel, ammunition and other supplies. It can travel over rugged terrain, hauling up to eight tons of supplies.

“It gives each company a few days’ breathing room,” said Lt. Col. Udi Amira, of the IDF’s Technical and Logistics Directorate.

Another new tool is the Camel II water distribution system, which the IDF aquired from US military overstock inventory.

“Unlike in the past, this [system] doesn’t tie the truck to [any certain] company,” Amira explained. “It leaves water tanks in the field, and can go on to the next mission. It grants a battalion independence to drink, fill water containers and shower.”

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