Saudi man in a car showroom 370 (R).
(photo credit: Zainal Abd Halim / Reuters)
The IDF plans to buy 2,000 used Hummer vehicles from the US military following
the completion of its withdrawal from Iraq.
The vehicles are currently
stored in US bases throughout the region and are being sold to Israel at a
fraction of the cost of a new Hummer. A senior IDF officer said this week that
the military was also mulling the purchase of used trucks, tents and other
“They do not want to pay to ship all of the equipment
back to the US and prefer to sell it at a lower price which is an opportunity
for Israel,” the officer explained.
Last year, the IDF Technology and
Logistics Directorate dispatched a representative to the US who is responsible
for keeping an eye out for “military sales,” basically deals on surplus
equipment or other opportunities like that which was created with the Hummers
due to the withdrawal from Iraq.
Once they arrive in Israel, the Hummers
will be refurbished and then placed in storage for reserve units.