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Israelis will produce various types of armored vehicles in Greece

TEL AVIV, (BM) – According to the local media, the Israeli consortium of Plasan and SK Group has announced a plan to acquire the Greek company Hellenic Vehicle Industry (ELVO) based in Thessaloniki, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.

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The aforementioned company is a producer of various types of military vehicles for the Greek armed forces and foreign buyers.

The Israeli consortium plans to take over 90% of the Greek company, and the decision on the future of this company is to be made by the end of the month. ELVO deals with the license production of military and civilian trucks based on the design of the Austrian Steyr or Mercedes-Benz G-class passenger cars. version of the German Leopard 2A6).

Thanks to the acquisition of the Greek company, SK Group and Plasan plan to increase their production capacity and the scope of know-how, as well as to enter the Greek and wider European markets with their export offer, through the possibility of licensed production of their structures in Greece.

Plasan has, among others The offer includes two basic types of vehicles – Guarder and Sandacat, which can now be offered to the Greek army and police as well as uniformed services as a locally produced product.

Guarder is an Israeli wheeled armored personnel carrier designed for uniformed services, which is based on the chassis of the German MAN SE 4 × 4 truck. It can carry up to 24 officers who are provided with level 3 protection according to STANAG 4569. in. field gendarmerie of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

SandCat is an Israeli light armored car, intended for the army and uniformed services, which is based on the chassis of the Ford F-350 / F-550 civilian trucks. It can carry up to 10 soldiers / officers who are to provide B6 class cover. This vehicle achieved success in the Military Police.

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Because it was purchased by the army and uniformed services of such countries as: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Chile, Israel, Canada, Kazakhstan, Colombia, South Korea (including as a base for Spike NLOS launchers), Mexico, Nigeria, Poland (vehicles ” Szop “in the Military Police), Sweden and Ukraine.

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