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Remarkable Demonstration of Support: Plasan Ramps Up Production Of Sandcat Tigris Armored Vehicles For Israel Defense Forces

In a remarkable demonstration of support, Plasan, the renowned Israeli manufacturer specializing in defense and military survivability solutions, swiftly deployed a fleet of “Sandcat Tigris” armored vehicles to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

The company responded to the urgent needs of IDF units at the onset of the conflict by immediately delivering their entire available inventory of these armored vehicles, a substantial portion of which was provided at no cost, designating it as an “emergency mobilization.”

This strategic move aimed to expedite deployment and enable these vehicles to actively participate in the initial combat and rescue operations. Many of these vehicles have already played pivotal roles in various operational activities throughout the ongoing conflict.

Notably, a substantial number of “Sandcat Caracal” vehicles, previously provided to the Israel Police over a decade ago, also have actively participated in the recent hostilities.

Simultaneously, alongside the accelerated armored vehicle production for the IDF, Plasan reconfigured its operations to establish an emergency production line for personal protection plates, a critical requirement for the IDF’s immediate needs.
This personal protection line, previously inactive, was reinstated in a matter of days, producing hundreds of ballistic plates daily. The Plasan development team quickly designed and successfully tested models, ensuring they met all ballistic and operational standards, as approved by the IDF’s ballistic laboratory.

Sandcat Tigris Armored Vehicles

Simultaneously with the accelerated production of armored vehicles for the IDF, Plasan restructured its operations at the onset of the conflict to establish an emergency production line for personal protection plates.
These plates are urgently manufactured to meet the specific needs of the IDF. Plasan rapidly reactivated its personal protection production line, which had been dormant in recent years, and has since been delivering hundreds of ballistic plates directly to the IDF daily.

Plasan’s development team accomplished the remarkable feat of designing, testing, and gaining IDF ballistic laboratory approval for these models within a single day, meeting all required ballistic and operational standards.

The Sandcat Tigris is a distinguished member of the SandCat vehicle family, which Plasan has been manufacturing for two decades. Over this period, the company has supplied more than 1,000 vehicles to 18 different countries.

The SandCat is a composite armored vehicle designed by the then Plasan Sasa (now Plasan) of Israel. The SandCat was shown publicly for the first time at AUSA during October 2005. The latest models were shown for the first time at Eurosatory 2018. The SandCat is based on a commercial Ford F-Series chassis.

Approximately 700 SandCats have been produced since 2004, and while Plasan has never released complete details, these are known to be in service with at least 16 users across five continents, and in a wide variety of roles that range from Police/internal security to combat/patrol..…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>

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