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IDF to re-engine more Achzarits

11 December 2017

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will received more engines and transmissions for Achzarit heavy armoured personnel carriers (APCs) under a USD10.5 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense on 9 December.

The contract was awarded to New Jersey-based Diesel Engineering and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

The same company was awarded a USD16 million contract to supply 100 engine assembly kits and transmission upgrade kits in April 2015 and a USD20.8 million contract in May 2010 for an unstated number of engine upgrade kits, transmissions, and cooling systems for Israeli Achzarits.

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