Nir-Or from Israel to supply advanced video system for Namer APC of Israeli army
According to information released on December 21, 2021, Nir-Or, a subsidiary of IMCO Industries Ltd. announces that it has completed the first models’ supply of its advanced video system for the IDF’s (Israel Defence Force) Namer tracked Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicle.
The company now moves to the next step, which includes the serial supply of the systems to the IDF. Later on, Nir-Or’s video systems will also be supplied for the IDF’s Eitan APC.
The Israeli company Nir-Or designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates innovative electronic systems and products for a vast range of military applications that maximize force lethality and survivability at land, air, and sea. Its advanced video system includes a Video PBX with several displays. This is a new generation of Nir-Or’s combat-proven video system, and the IDF is the first customer to receive it.
The NAMER is a tracked Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicle that was designed based on the Merkava 4 Main Battle Tank (MBT) chassis offering the most highly protected APC in the world. The vehicle was developed by the Golani Brigade of the IDF (Israel Defense Force) in the summer of 2008. The vehicle is fitted with a remotely operated weapon station and multiple smoke grenade dischargers are embedded within the armor.
The Namer heavy APC is fitted with modular armor and the Trophy active protection system. For the first time, an active protection system is used as an integral element. The Namer offers the same protection level as the Merkava Mk.4 main battle tank. The Namer has a crew of three, including the driver, gunner, commander, and can accommodate 9 infantrymen or two stretchers at the rear of the hull.
The NAMER APC can run at a maximum road speed of 60 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 500 km.