Merkava 4 AVLB for Philippines

The Philippine Army took delivery of two Merkava 4 based AVLBs. This is the first confirmed export of Merkava hulls.


Those look so Awesome! Never knew that the Merkava 4 came as a AVLB!

Thanks for the heads up. Looks interesting

The scissor-type bridge is a modified version of the JABS (Joint Assault Bridge System) developed by Leonardo DRS and the Israeli Military Industries for the M1A2. The original setup did not meet the requirements of the Philippine Army as they wanted a longer span (18m vs the original 11m) on a diesel-powered platform.

Argh! Its an AVLB, not an AVBL!

Thanks. Typos corrected.