How did they not think of this before? Since the morning of October 7, hundreds of thousands of reservists, in addition to the regular combat forces, have found themselves in army armored vehicles, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and jeeps. These armored vehicles are equipped with a dedicated electrical system that provides electricity for essential needs only, such as the navigation system, the electronic systems system and the weapons systems.
In order to solve a difficult problem raised by the fighters in the field, a team of civilians was formed voluntarily, including electronic and mechanical engineers. The team's goal is to provide an accessory for fast charging of phones and other portable tactical equipment in the USB standard. This is a dedicated accessory, the "Lior charger", which connects on one side to a standard V24 voltage outlet in the tank (called in military parlance "spotlight socket"), and on the other side to a charger - through which any device can be charged with a USB standard. The accessory includes protection to prevent possible damage to the tank's electrical systems. The IED was designed in cooperation with the Weapons Department of the IDF Ground Forces Headquarters and approved for use by them.
"Lior Cargo" / Courtesy of the company
"So far, we've produced 100 units. We distributed 50 units ourselves to the 363rd Armored Battalion and the 52nd Armored Battalion," the volunteers say. "An additional 50 units were transferred to Ground Forces Headquarters and distributed by them. The responses from the field to the use of the Lior Cargo are amazing and the demand is enormous. The accessory meets both an operational need and the soldiers' communication with the home."
The IEDs that reach soldiers in the field / without
And in case you were wondering, everyone involved in leading the project is fully voluntary. "We are trying to quickly produce an additional large quantity for distribution free of charge to all tanks currently active in all sectors," the company said. "The immediate goal is to produce 1,000 units within a few weeks. The cost of a single unit is about $90, so funding of about $90,1 is required to produce an additional 000,100 units."
The volunteers added: "When the necessary funding arrives, we intend to issue an order for the Solutions FTK plant in Netanya, which will produce the first <> units free of charge and have proven itself professionally and operationally. The plant will be able to satisfy the requirements in a short time and with high quality."
According to the volunteers, the army is helping a lot in developing the cargo, "but it will take a long time before the army can meet the needs of the fighters due to rigid processes and procedures of
the Ministry of Defense. We ask for your donation, in any amount, in order to provide an immediate response to as many regular and reserve soldiers as possible who are currently in
As part of the deal, a cooperation agreement was signed with Yad LaShiryon in order to realize the goals of the project. The organization receives the donation money directly into its bank account, and is authorized to provide receipts for tax credit purposes in Israel. In addition, the association will pay the various suppliers and distribute the equipment to the soldiers in coordination with the army. A copy (in Hebrew) of the agreement between the entrepreneurs and the association can be obtained after sending an application to the following address: email@example.com.
Want to donate?
For a donation over NIS 5,000 (NIS 580108645,14) - making a bank transfer directly to the bank account
of Yad La-Shiryon, specifying the purpose of the transfer "Cargo Lior".
Regular Transfer: Beneficiary: Yad La-Shiryon Association - Bank 345
: Otzar Hahayal (207335)Branch Number: 790143450000000207335 Account
Number: <> Please specify in details: "Lior Cargo"Gold Transfer (IBAN)
Please specify in details:
Donations of any other amount less than NIS 5,000 may be transferred by check to the Yad LaShiryon Association. It is necessary
to indicate on the back of the check "Lior Cargo" to identify the contribution with the project.
Donations can also be made through the IsraelGives.org website:
the site provides tax credit receipts (section 46) according to the identifying details provided by the donors.
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