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Current warfare is not restricted to the classical battlefield, operations take place in a variety of environments. The David is a battle-proven light armored vehicle for law enforcement and military operations. Hundreds of David Light Armored Vehicles are in active operational service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
It is a light, cost-effective armored vehicle that seats four, six or eight crew members. Based on the proven and rugged Toyota Hilux pick-up truck chassis, the David armored capsule offers significant advantages in versatility and lifecycle costs. It has a GVW of 4.2 tons, 3, 4 or 5 doors, and provides roof turret and 24V options.
The vehicle is manufactured by Shladot, an Israeli supplier of mobilized solutions for military and homeland security.
The David has been in use by the IDF for more than 10 years, and has taken part in various operational and combat activities, according to company’s announcement. It has come under a range of attacks – from rocks and stones to assault weapons, and IEDs – and has consistently proven its safety and ruggedness, saving many soldiers’ lives. The David is a solution for Law Enforcement and Military operations in the region, which are dealing with similar missions and situations.
Shladot has been serving the defense establishment in Israel for over four decades, expertizing in engineering, design and fabrication of automotive, mechanical and systems integration for a wide spectrum of military and homeland security needs.