U.S. Army Lauds Israeli Mine-clearer

A mine-clearing device developed by Israel won a commendation from the U.S. Army recently, after it used the device successfully on its Abrams tanks during the Persian Gulf War.

Israel Aircraft Industries, which designed and built the tank-mounted blade system, was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Col. Richard Johnson of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps.

It stated, “In recognition of the outstanding success and system performance of the M-1 (Abrams tank) mine-clearing blade system during Operation Desert Storm.”

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