Saturday, March 2, 2024

Ethiopia produces Israel’s «Thunder» armored vehicles under license

Ethiopia produces «Thunder» armored personnel carriers under license by GAIA Automotive Industries Ltd company from Israel.

The Gaia Automotive team has a long-term experience in establishing Production Lines at customer locations worldwide.

The «Thunder» is a multi-purpose 4×4 armored vehicle carrying up to 12 people. Light protection level and 1.8-ton payload. Typical applications: personnel carrier, police logistics, Peacekeeping, ambulance and more.


Total Ethiopia has ordered 75 «Thunder» armored personnel carriers by GAIA Automotive Industries Ltd. The Gaia Automotive team built 5 complete APCs with the local personal in Ethiopia and after Ethiopians to complete the rest of the 70 vehicles on their own.

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