Military


Israel Army Equipment

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 598 499 530 505 633 633 633 633 633 633
Active 104 134 130 125 133 133 133 133 133 133
Reserve 494 365 400 380 500 500 500 500 500 500
System Source Inventory
Armor 3,639+ 3,191+ 2,911+ 3,216 3,501 ~2,442 2,422 2,022 1,111 750
Medium / Main Battle Tanks 3,639+ 3,191+ 2,911+ 3,216 3,501 ~2,442 2,422 2,022 1,111 750
120mm Merkava Mk 4 IS -- -- -- 80 175 ~300 400 400 400 400
120mm Merkava Mk 3 IS + + + 378 454 ~430 400 300 300 250
115mm Tiran 6 (T-62) Arabs/IS 110 100 100 100 100 -- -- -- -- --
105mm Merkava Mk 2 IS + + + 375 455 ~450 400 300 200 100
105mm Merkava Mk 1 IS + + + 407 441 ~440 400 200 100 --
105mm Magach 7 (M60A3 Mod) US /IS -- 150 150 111 111 111 111 111 111 --
105mm Magach 6 Archuv 2 (M60A3) US /IS 550 300 300 211 211 211 211 211 -- --
105mm Magach 6 Archuv (M60A1) US /IS 850 600 600 500 500 500 500 500 -- --
105mm Magach 5 Golan (M48A5) US /IS 561 561 561 561 561 -- -- -- -- --
105mm Sho't (Centurion A41) UK /IS 1,080 1,080 800 206 206 -- -- -- -- --
100mm Tiran 4 Alon/Tiran 5 Brosh
(T-54/T-55 Mod)
Arabs/IS 488 400 400 287 287 -- -- -- -- --
Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicles ~80 ~80+ ~400 ~676 ~721 ~665 565+ 615 631 600
7.62mm Namer IS -- -- -- -- 45 65 65+ 215 531 600
7.62mm Achzarit (T-54/T-55 Mod) Arabs/IS -- + ~200 276 276 ~200 200 150 100 --
7.62mm Nagmashot / [Centurion]
Nakpadon /
Nagmachon /
Sh'ot / Puma
UK /IS ~80 ~80 ~200 ~400 ~400 ~400 300 250 - -
Armored Personnel Carriers 10,340+ 9,940+ 9,540+ 9,737 9,837 5,100 5,100 5,100 5,100 5,100
Tracked 5,900+ 5,900+ 5,500+ 6,131 6,131 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
12.7mm Bardehlas / Zelda1 [M113] US /IS 5,900 5,900 5,500 6,131 6,131 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
12.7mm BTR-50P Arabs + + + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Half-Track 4,400 4,000 4,000 3,566 3,566 .. .. .. .. ..
7.62mm M2 / M3 Halftrack US /IS 4,400 4,000 4,000 3,566 3,566 -- -- -- -- --
Wheeled 40 40 40 40 140 100 100 100 100 100
Ze'ev IS -- -- -- -- 100 100 100 100 100 100
7.62mm BTR-152 Arabs 34 34 34 34 34 -- -- -- -- --
7.62mm BTR-40 Arabs 6 6 6 6 6 -- -- -- -- --
Light AFV 400+ ~408+ ~408+ ~408 ~408 ~408 ~408 ~408 ~308 ~308
14.5mm BRDM-2 Arabs + + + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7.62mm RBY Ram IS 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 300 300
7.62mm Tpz-1 Fuchs GER -- ~8 ~8 ~8 ~8 ~8 ~8 ~8 ~8 ~8
Artillery, Self-Propelled 906 1,050 1,010 620 620 550 550 550 352 352
203mm M110 US 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
175mm M107 Romach US 230 230 140 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
155mm M109 Rochev / Doher US /IS 530 530 530 350 350 280 280 280 280 280
155mm M-50 / L-33 IS 75+ 220 270 198 198 198 198 198 -- --
105mm M-7 US 35 34 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Towed 419 410 420 356 356 236 236 236 231 231
155mm M-839P / M-845P IS 50 50 50 81 81 81 81 81 81 81
155mm M-68 / M-71 IS 40 40 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
105mm M114A1 US 50 50 50 50 50 -- -- -- -- --
130mm M-46S Arabs/IS 109 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
122mm D-30 Arabs 100 100 100 5 5 5 5 5 -- --
105mm M101A1 US 70 70 70 70 70 -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Rocket + 100+ 200+ 224 224 136 136 136 136 136
290mm MAR-290 / LAR-290 IS + + 20+ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
240mm BM-24 Arabs + 30 30 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
227mm M270 MLRS US -- 9 48 60 60 30 30 30 30 30
160mm LAR-160 IS + + + 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
122mm BM-21 Arabs + 40 50 58 58 -- -- -- -- --
Mortars ~250+ 1,140 1,140 774 774 772 772 772 772 772
160mm M-66 / G-10 IS + 240 240 122 122 122 122 122 122 122
120mm M-65 IS 250 900 900 652 652 650 650 650 650 650
Artillery, Anti-Aircraft 850 850 850 850 850+ 850+ 850+ 850+ 125 125
40mm Bofors L/70 SWE 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 -- --
37mm M-39 Arabs + + + + + + + + -- --
23mm ZSU-23-4 Arabs 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 -- --
23mm ZU-23 Arabs 100 100 100 150 150 150 150 150 -- --
20mm M163 Machbet US /IS -- -- + 35 125 125 125 125 125 125
20mm M163 Hovet US 30 35 35 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20mm M167 US + + + + + + + + -- --
20mm TCM-20 IS + + + + + + + + -- --
Recoilless 250+ 250+ 250+ 250+ 250+ + + + + +
106mm M40A1 US 250 250 250 250 250 -- -- -- -- --
84mm Carl Gustav SWE + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
82mm B-300 IS + + + + + + + + + +
Anti-Tank Missiles2 980+ 1,005 1,225 1,225 1,225 25+ 25+ 25+ 25+ 25+
Gil / Spike IS -- -- -- + + + + + + +
Mapatz IS + 25 25 25 25 25+ 25+ 25+ 25+ 25+
TOW US 200 200 300 300 300 -- -- -- -- --
Dragon US 780 780 900 900 900 -- -- -- -- --
AT-3 9K11 Arabs + + + + + -- -- -- -- --
Anti-Aircraft Missiles 1,045+ 1,295 1,298 1,298 1,250 250+ 250+ 250+ 250+ 250+
Chaparral US 45 45 48 48 -- -- -- -- -- --
Stinger US -- 250 250 250 250 250+ 250+ 250+ 250+ 250+
Redeye US 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 -- -- -- -- --
SSM ~120 ~120 ~120 ~107 ~107 ~107 ~107 ~107 ~107 ~107
Jerico 1 / 2 IS ~100 ~100 ~100 ~100 ~100 ~100 ~100 ~100 ~100 ~100
Lance US 20 20 20 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Notes

    1 - This includes various additional subvariants and configurations.

    2 - Anti-tank missile totals may include some number of self-propelled launchers.


Sources: Military Periscope, The Military Balance



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