Another APC which is based on the Nagmashot
and is additionally considered the well-armored of the group is the Nakpadon. Its name is based on the Hebrew word for porcupine, because this vehicle is protected much like the animal with the same name- all of the external parts of the APC have armored protection. The Nakpadon possesses some of the most advanced defensive systems, both in passive and reactive forms. The protective armor around the combat soldiers' area is reinforced, and it is equipped with armor plating to the roof of the APC. The Nakpadon is also armed with a 6.72 MAG machine gun and a grenade launcher. It went into production in the 90s for operations in Lebanon, and in recent years it has entered service in Gaza as well. However, most of the Nakpadon APCs are serving in the Northern region of the country.