Israel Defense Force submits $22 million order for Arotech combat vehicles

ANN ARBOR, Mich., 17 April 2006. Arotech Corporation's Armor Division has entered into a $22 million supply agreement to provide David combat vehicles to the Israel Defense Force (IDF). The David was designed in Israel by Arotech's MDT Protective Industries in collaboration with the IDF, and it will be built in MDT Armor's Alabama facility. The David is designed as an urban combat vehicle. With this supply agreement, Arotech's backlog stands at $39 million.

ANN ARBOR, Mich., 17 April 2006. Arotech Corporation's Armor Division has entered into a $22 million supply agreement to provide David combat vehicles to the Israel Defense Force (IDF). The David was designed in Israel by Arotech's MDT Protective Industries in collaboration with the IDF, and it will be built in MDT Armor's Alabama facility. The David is designed as an urban combat vehicle. With this supply agreement, Arotech's backlog stands at $39 million.

"The 'one-size-fits-all' concept that was demonstrated with the non-armored HMMWV cannot be applied to armored vehicles in today's urban warfare scenarios," says Robert S. Ehrlich, chairman and CEO of Arotech Corporation. "Constraints caused by the added weight of armor need to be addressed with the vehicle's mission in mind."

The David is an ultra-light armored personnel carrier for combat missions designed for urban low-intensity conflict. Although it has a small footprint, it can carry 4, 5, or 6 soldiers in full battle gear.

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