D9 bulldozer which has been used by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) since 1956 is one of the best bulldozers in the world. In October 2003, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) developed an all-new armor protection suite- Daqhpor Memugan- for D9R bulldozers which are heavily equipped in the IDF. This armor suite consists of an armored cab with high visibility as well as protection for engine, fuel & oil tanks and hydraulic and electrical systems.
The D9R bulldozer owns good protection and could even protect against RPG attack after being fitted with slat armor. Light weapons like machine guns can be mounted on the top of the cab for self-defense. It has been proved to be an efficient and durable combat support platform.