The petition by the two women is the second one to be filed against the decision to bar women from serving in tanks.
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The systems will protect the M1 Abrams battle tanks for the US Army and Marine Corps
The new Merkava 4 Barak tank is considered “the Adir fighter jet” of the armored corps.
The tank, one of Israel’s most sophisticated military platforms manufactured domestically, crossed the border between Israel and Jordan in recent weeks aboard a flatbed truck.
“There is potential here for girls who really want to work for the defense of the state.”
The Trophy has been installed on Israel’s Merkava tanks since 2009, it has also been installed on the IDF’s Namer heavy infantry fighting vehicle and the IDF’s new armoured personnel carrier.
The soldiers are part of a pilot program by the IDF to integrate women into the corps.
Namer, Hebrew for leopard, is outfitted with the Trophy anti-tank missile protection system.
Syrian forces were acting in violation of ceasefire agreements.