Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) Office of Production and Procurement signed an agreement Thursday to manufacture Z-MAG all-terrain vehicles for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
IAI has recently acquired the rights to the Israeli Z off-road vehicle family. Israel’s MOD Sub Department for Land Production and Procurement and IAI’s ELTA Group signed an agreement to manufacture and supply nine Z-MAG all-terrain vehicles to the IDF, with an option to order 21 additional units.
The first Z-MAG vehicles purchased by MOD will feature unique capabilities designed especially for the needs of the IDF’s Maneuvering Units. Following an assessment period, the IDF will consider buying more vehicles in the coming years. IAI is building an assembly line for the Z vehicles to be housed at ELTA’s Land Division in Be’er Sheba and is investing ILS 100 million in the project.