For the first time in 17 years, IDF receives 160 new ambulances

The new trucks will replace some vehicles that are over 45 years old.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
December 23, 2018 11:58
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IDF receives 160 new ambulances.

IDF receives 160 new ambulances.. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

 
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The IDF will receive 100 new trucks and some 160 ambulances which will significantly affect IDF operations and capacity.

This is much-awaited equipment, as the IDF has not received new ambulances in more than 17 years.

“The Medical Corps treats thousands of soldiers and civilians in need of medical treatment and evacuation in all areas and throughout the year,” Chief Medical Officer, Brig.-Gen. Dr. Tarif Bader said. “In order to fulfill the responsibility of the Medical Corps, the corps is constantly striving to improve the professionalism of the medical teams and equip them with advanced and quality medical equipment.”

This is a project of the Technology and Logistics Division, which aims to raise the level of preparedness and readiness of IDF units in regard to logistics, medical, maintenance and technological aspects.

The new trucks will replace some vehicles that are more than 45 years old.

There will also be 250 new FMTV trucks. These trucks can carry up to eight tons and has some of the most advanced safety and alert systems. These trucks will be used to improve the IDF’s emergency operations in the West Bank. In addition, there will be hundreds more HEMTT trucks, which have high offense capacity and can carry heavy equipment.

These vehicles “strengthens our ability to support ground maneuvers in terms of fortitude and continuity, and thus the IDF’s preparedness for an emergency,” said Brig.-Gen. Nissan Davidi, the head of the logistics division.

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