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Industry  Automotive
Headquarters  Nazareth, Israel
Founded  1966
Automotive Industries
Products  Tactical vehicles, Armored vehicles

Automotive Industries, Ltd. (Hebrew: תעשיות רכב נצרת עלית, תע"ר‎‎ Ta'asiot Rekhev Natzeret Ilit, AIL) is an Israeli automaker and major supplier of the Israeli Security Forces.


Located in Nazareth Illit, the company was founded in 1966 by Automotive Equipment Group as a plant for the assembly of cars and trucks. AIL has since increased its role in the vehicle's manufacture, doing much of the work on several early Willys MB-derivatives, and the more recent M462 trucks and AIL Storm (Sufa) series of Jeep Wrangler-derivatives, and the AIL Desert Raider.

AIL was also an assembly-point for the Israel Defense Forces of Humvees, but US foreign aid guarantees caused contracts to be moved to plants in the United States.

AIL is developing the Storm III which began production in August 2008.

Current production

  • AIL Storm – (1987–present),
  • AIL Storm III the current version
  • HMMWV [assembly]
  • AIL Desert Raider – (1998–present)
  • Former production

  • Willys MB [assembly] – (1966–1983)
  • AIL Abir – (1966–1987)
  • AIL Abir II - a militarized Ram Truck
  • AIL M325 Command Car - (1970 to 1993)
  • Armored vehicles

  • Antelope - light multipurpose armored vehicle mounted on a RAM 550 truck chassis
  • Avner - an armored AIL built body mounted on a RAM 550 truck chassis.
  • Projects

  • AMSTAF - developed in conjunction with Automotive Robotic Industry Ltd. (ARI). The AMSTAF is an ARGO 6X6 based remote controlled light armored vehicle
  • References

    Automotive Industries Wikipedia

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