Further details of Israel's Carmel Future Combat Vehicle (FCV) programme have been revealed by the head of the team leading the Israel Ministry of Defence (MoD) development programme.
Speaking at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicle Survivability conference in London, Brigadier General (rtd) Didi Ben Yoash stated that three companies - Elbit Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems - are to develop a two-man crew system for the FCV by 2019 through a feasibility study. A winner will be selected to equip the FCV vehicle following trials.
Emerging technologies are to be integrated into the vehicle's design from the outset, with the research and development programme intended to form the basis of an entire family of future Israel Defense Forces (IDF) vehicles.
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