The Defense Ministry’s Rehabilitation and Maintenance Center outside Tel Aviv produces Merkava tanks, builds command and control centers, and upgrades vehicles and communications systems for the army, Yisroel Hayom reports.
In recent days, however, the center’s assembly lines have been converted to help fight the war against the coronavirus.
The center’s commander, Col. Udi Amira, said the assembly line for manufacturing tank seats was repurposed to make protective goggles for medical crews and is now producing 1,400 protective goggles per day.
At an IDF vehicle factory in Haifa, one assembly line is refitting ambulances to protect their crews against the virus.
One of the factories is gearing up to manufacture ventilators made from medical equipment. Read more at Yisroel Hayom.