IMCO Group has received in Q3 an additional 28.5 million NIS (more than 7 million $) order from the Israel Ministry of Defense Directorate of Production and Procurement (DOPP), for additional electrical and electro-optic sub-systems for the IDF’s newest Eitan (8X8) Armored fighting vehicles (AFVs).
Eitan is a new multi-purpose 8×8 wheeled armored 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. Combat proven, the Eitan APV is deployed by the IDF in the current war.
IMCO Group’s subsidiaries, IMCO Projects, Nir-Or, ADTI, and EMT, will produce the platform electrical & electro optics sub-systems.
The sub-systems include IMCO Projects’ electric power and control units, operational control panels, platform interconnection cabling, platform main computing cradle unit, and illumination solutions. It also includes Nir-Or’s various computer units and Video Management System, which provides a full video management suite for the vehicle, including a display with an intuitive control interface. Integrating real-time AI analytics, Nir-Or’s solution presents all the needed information for the commander, driver, and gunner, allowing them to manage the mission smartly and effectively while sharing a joint situational awareness picture.
Altogether, IMCO’s sub-systems ensure optimal performance and survivability of the APV, and enhanced situational awareness for the operating crew.
“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.”
This new business is coming few weeks after IMCO Group was selected again by the Israeli Ministry of Defense to provide dozens of platform electrical sub-systems for the “Namer 1500” Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
IMCO Group’s solutions are already installed and operational on various IDF armored vehicles, such as the Namer and Eitan (8X8) Armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) and the Merkava tank.
Likewise, this September, IMCO Group’s subsidiary, Nir-Or, renowned for its innovation in electro-optic and power management systems for military applications, has secured a contract to provide an advanced situational awareness system to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for their armored bulldozers. This cutting-edge system encompasses a video matrix, operator display, and hatch controller, promising to elevate the operational capabilities of these vital vehicles.
At the heart of Nir-Or’s system is a state-of-the-art video management system that acts as a video aggregator, seamlessly integrating various video feeds from the bulldozer’s systems. This integration offers operators a consolidated and clear view of their surroundings, significantly enhancing their situational awareness while inside the armored vehicle. Utilizing touch-screen technology, Nir-Or’s Video Management System places complete control over the vehicle’s actions within the operator’s grasp, optimizing operational efficiency and reinforcing operational safety.