The Armored Group (TAG) has been selected by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as the winner of the 4×4 light armoured vehicles (LAV) “AMITAY” competition.

As part of this, the company will provide the LAVs to support the IDF’s mission.

Although TAG did not disclose details such as the number of vehicles to be delivered, the company said that it secured a significant order.

The armoured vehicles will be procured to enhance the safety and combat readiness of the armed forces.

TAG executive vice-president Beau Gailey said: “These vehicles will be the first line of defence for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). TAG continues to recognise the seriousness of our business.

“At the core of our business is enabling and protecting soldiers, men, and women in challenging operational conditions, and make sure they return home safely to their family and friends. Our solution was designed with that responsibility at the centre.”

Gailey added: “We worked with prior IDF operators to ensure each and every detail was designed for maximum effectiveness, as well as partnering with our in-country team, led by IAI ELTA.”

Last week, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced that it had signed an order to manufacture ‘hundreds of combat vehicles’ for the IDF special forces missions.

IAI said it will cooperate with Ido Cohen and TAG to manufacture the Z-MAG and ZD vehicles at the Land Division production line in Be’er Sheva.

Earlier this month, TAG won a $23.2m order to deliver armoured military vehicles to an unnamed Eastern European country.

The procurement is expected to improve the combat effectiveness of the armed forces and support its military missions. TAG also partnered with Grey Raven Group for the order.