The Israeli Protection Ministry (Misrad HaBitahon) publicizes it has procured 50 armored autos for the navy to make use of in its near-nightly raids throughout the West Financial institution. The Occasions of Israel reported that for the reason that spring, the Israel Protection Forces (Tsva ha-Hagana le-Yisra’el) has been conducting arrests within the West Financial institution following a sequence of terror assaults. Troops have repeatedly come underneath hearth through the operations. The ministry says the Plasan Sasa Ltd. Plasan SandCat armored autos have been obtained by an “expedited” order, amid the West Financial institution operations.

The SandCat is a composite armored automobile designed by the then Plasan Sasa (now Plasan) of Israel. The SandCat was proven publicly for the primary time at AUSA throughout October 2005. The most recent fashions have been proven for the primary time at Eurosatory 2018. The SandCat relies on a industrial Ford F-Sequence chassis. Roughly 700 SandCats have been produced since 2004, and whereas Plasan has by no means launched full particulars, these are identified to be in service with at the very least 16 customers throughout 5 continents, and in all kinds of roles that vary from Police/inside safety to fight/patrol.


Plasan Sandcat 4×4 mild armored autos.

The general design of the SandCat is such that it may be adopted to carry out a variety of navy and Police/inside security-related missions. The unique SandCat featured a four- or five-seat protected crew citadel, this having two doorways on either side plus two rear doorways within the crew citadel that open into an open-topped rear stowage space. This stowage space which might be lined if required, is open-topped to save lots of weight. First-generation ‘station wagon’ autos for Sweden might seat eight in an prolonged totally enclosed rear physique. Second-generation fashions might seat as much as 5 (Utility) or eight (Transport/TPV). Third-generation fashions seat as much as 10.

The SandCat relies on a well-proven Ford Tremendous Obligation industrial pick-up chassis to cut back by life cycle prices, and automotives utilized in all SandCat generations have remained customary Ford wherever attainable. The most recent fourth-generation fashions powered by a Ford PowerStroke 6.7-litre V8 diesel growing 330 hp and matched to a Ford TorqShift six-speed automated transmission. Normal F550 drive axles are retained, nevertheless the entrance coil and rear leaf springs plus the brakes are uprated/tuned to swimsuit working weight. On second-generation fashions the rear leaf springs have been swapped for a Plasan-designed coil spring and trailing arm set-up.