JERUSALEM, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A remote-control unmanned armored personnel carrier that can take supplies to troops will be used in future conflicts, army officials said in Israel.
The vehicle, given the temporary name Phoenix, was developed by the army's logistics and technology department, working with Elbit Systems, Genius and Israel Defense Industries, Maariv said.
Plans are to use the vehicle to aid troops who may be stranded without food or ammunition.
Major General Dan Biton, head of the army's logistics department, said the vehicle, which is being tested, can transport significant amounts of ammunition to troops.
The carrier, which runs on eight wheels, can maneuver in areas threatened by enemy gunfire without endangering soldiers' lives, and can operate day or night in difficult terrain, Biton said.