MembersIsrael’s Futuristic Armor

Israel’s new Merkava Mk. 4 “Barak” main battle tank seems to have sprung right off the pages of science fiction.

By Dov Eilon |
Merkava
Photo: Photo: Flash90

The tank features touch screens, integrated computers and virtual reality-based controls. The Merkava 4 also has a 30 percent greater firing range than its predecessor.

The most stunning innovation in this new tank is the driver’s helmet, dubbed “Iron View.” With it, the Merkava’s driver can fully maneuver via virtual reality...

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