Shladot Ltd. – a leading Israeli supplier of mobilized solutions for military and homeland security – will highlight its David Light Armored Vehicle at Defense & Security Thailand 2017. Hundreds of David vehicles are in active operational service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The David is a light, battle-proven, cost-effective armored vehicle that seats four, six or eight crew members. Based on the proven and rugged Toyota Hilux pick-up truck chassis, the David armored capsule offers significant advantages in versatility and lifecycle costs. It has a GVW of 4.2 tons, 3, 4 or 5 doors, and provides roof turret and 24V options.
“The David, which has been in use by the IDF for more than 10 years, has taken part in various operational and combat activities,” according to Arie Fridenson, Shladot’s Chairman. “It has come under a range of attacks – from rocks and stones to assault weapons, and IEDs – and has consistently proven its safety and ruggedness, saving many soldiers’ lives. The David is an ideal solution for Law Enforcement and Military operations in the region, which are dealing with similar missions and situations.”
Shladot has been serving the defense establishment in Israel for over four decades, providing comprehensive mobilized solutions and executing complex turnkey projects. With extensive competencies in engineering, design and fabrication of automotive, mechanical and systems integration, the company’s multi-disciplinary team delivers made-to-order solutions that address a wide spectrum of military and homeland security needs. These include command and control shelters, trailers and vehicles; special-purpose vehicles, platforms and trailers; tankers; fully outfitted vehicles, armored vehicles and aircraft armor.