Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 2008
Total Production: 240
Unitary Cost: USD$3.0 million
Also Known As: APC-MT883 and Merkava Armored Personnel Carrier
Origin: Israel
Corporations: IMI Israel Military Industries
Parent System: Namer
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 2008
Total Production: 240
Family Members: Namer 2
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Description: The Namer, 'Leopard' in English, is a heavy armored personnel carrier (APC) derived from the Merkava Mk4 main battle tank chassis developed by IMI in the 2000s and manufactured by IDF Ordnance. The Israel Defense Force (IDF) took delivery of the first Namer APCs in late 2008. They saw combat for the first time during operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009. As of October 2010, the IDF is implementing the Iron Fist active protection system on the Namer highly survivable carriers. So far, Azerbaijan and Israel have conducted negotiations involving the sale of Namer heavy carrier vehicles.

The high mobility 60-ton Namer APC is a powered by the 1,200-hp air-cooled diesel engine of the Merkava Mk3 tank. It is fitted with a Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) equipped with a 12.7mm machine gun or a MK19 grenade launcher in addition to a 7.62mm machine gun and a 60mm internal mortar. Besides, the RCWS can be equipped with two Spike anti-armor missiles. The vehicle's crew consists of three-man: commander, driver and RCWS operator. It can transport up to nine fully-equipped infantrymen. Its modular armor provides enhanced survivability. In 2017 the Namer was equipped with an unmanned turret provided with a 30mm cannon optimized for urban warfare.

Namer Specifications

Crew: 3
Troops: 9
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Max Range: 500 kilometer (311 mile)
Power: 1,200 hp (895 kW)
Top Speed: 60 kph (37.3 mph)
Combat Weight: 60 ton (132,275 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Namer News

There are 7 news between
6 Oct 2010 and 14 Dec 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018Israel Introduces Upgrade Namer Heavyweight Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Tuesday, June 12, 2018US Army Testing M1A2 Abrams Tanks Equipped with Trophy Active Protection System
Tuesday, August 1, 2017Israel Upgrading Namer and Eitan APCs for Urban Warfare
Monday, April 10, 2017Israel Testing Eitan Advanced Armored Vehicle as M113 Replacement
Thursday, May 7, 2015Israel Orders Additional Namer Heavy Armored Personnel Carriers Equipped with Trophy Active Defense System
Monday, October 25, 2010General Dynamics Selected for Merkava Armored Personnel Carriers for Israel
Wednesday, October 6, 2010Israel Defense Forces Purchases IAI's INS for its Armored Personnel Carriers

Operators & Related Equipment

A first batch of 130 vehicles delivered between 2009 and 2014 and a second batch for approx. 100 vehicles ordered in May 2015
Sep 201060

Grand Total 2402
Cannons & Gear
Mk 19x1
Defensive Weapons
Protection Systems
Iron Fistx1
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