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Tank Explosion in Training Exercise Injures Four Soldiers

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Four soldiers in a tank unit involved in a training exercise in the Golan Heights suffered burn wounds Tuesday afternoon, and three helicopters evacuated the soldiers, two of them whose injuries were described as serious.

The other two soldiers suffered moderate burns.

The IDF is investigating the incident involving Unit 401, which uses the most advanced tanks in the IDF. The explosion occurred when an overheated shell exploded. The families of the wounded soldiers have been notified.

Israel’s ‘Trophy’ Defense for APCs Passes Tough US Army Test

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Israel’s “Trophy” defense system for General Dynamic’s LAV-III armored personnel has passed tough tests, including live fire under harsh terrain conditions in Canada, Israel Defense reported Tuesday.

The system withstood advanced anti-tank rocket fire, recoilless guns, short range fire and fire from different weapons simultaneously to verify the system’s functionality.

The Trophy system’s success in Israel has been proven on the IDF’s Merkava Mark IV tanks, which were deployed in Gaza during last year’s Pillar of Cloud counter-terrorist operation.

IDF Soldier Wounded by Misfired Bullet

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

An IDF soldier is in stable condition after being struck in the face by a machine gun bullet that was fired from a tank in his unit near Gaza on Thursday.

The tank unit was involved in a military operation, but it is not known why one of the battalion’s soldiers fired the gun and why a bullet was in the gun when it was not supposed to be loaded.

The wounded soldier was standing nearby and suffered injuries to his jaw. The military noted that it was miracle that the bullet did not strike a few niches towards his head and cause a more serious injury, or death.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-soldier-wounded-by-misfired-bullet/2013/10/03/

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