about us

Trango Systems is a security solutions provider specializing in force building and combat training infrastructure. Its solutions and products were developed for use by military units and homeland security agencies. They are designed to prepare combatants to effectively and efficiently deal with present-day challenges in the battlefield, by simulating the operational setting as realistically as possible, and supporting training in a wide range of scenarios, with emphasis placed on the urban environment.

The company was established by Brigadier General (ret.) Hagai Mordechai and Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Eitan Ben Gad, who have risen through the ranks in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and have filled a variety of command positions in elite combat and reconnaissance units, as well as senior positions in the IDF's GHQ.

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Mordechai's positions have included, among others, Division Commander with combat experience in major military campaigns, Head of the IDF Tactical Command Academy, and Head of the IDF Chief of Staff's Bureau.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Ben Gad has served as a senior commander of several elite combat and reconnaissance units, and as Chief of Operations of the Paratrooper's Brigade and of the IDF Central Command, among others. Furthermore, he was assigned overall responsibility for all shooting and sniping training and certifications in the IDF's Counterterrorism Academy.

The Challenge

Urban combat is becoming increasingly frequent in present-day
warfare, and presents unique tactical and operational challenges:

  • The complexity of the urban environment, which is also often crowded, and offers numerous places for adversaries to hide in and attack from.
  • The presence of tunnels, used by enemy forces to stealthily move from one location to another, and to benefit from the element of surprise as they emerge to attack, and potentially, to kidnap soldiers.
  • The presence of civilians, who in many cases are also used as human shields.

To allow combat soldiers to execute their missions under these difficult conditions, they must be trained to fight in similar environments. Thus, when they are called into battle, they will be confident in their abilities and prepared to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, while incurring minimum casualties.

Advantages

PANELO

Panelo is a patent-protected a material that is produced exclusively for Trango Systems by an ISO 9001-certified manufacturer. Its advantages are derived from its distinctly unique qualities:

  • Made of recyclable materia.
  • Less waste, as targets and modules require replacement only after extensive use.
  • Ricochet-free, even when shooting at point blank range.
  • Easy, extremely quick construction of structures, houses, streets, shelters, tunnels. 
  • Multiple modules, to allow assembling houses of different sizes and shapes, as well as different types of furniture.
  • Items built from Panelo can carry considerable weight (for example, a Panelo-built table can carry the weight of a person standing on it).
  • Lightweight.
  • Modular.
  • Able to absorb more than 12,000 hits before requiring replacement.
  • Long lasting – withstands extreme weather conditions.

founders

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Hagai Mordechai

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Hagai Mordechai's positions have included, among others, Division Commander with combat experience in major military campaigns, Head of the IDF Tactical Command Academy, and Head of the IDF Chief of Staff's Bureau.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Eitan Ben Gad

Lt. Col. (ret.) Eitan Ben Gad has served as a senior commander of several elite combat and reconnaissance units, and as Chief of Operations of the Paratrooper's Brigade and of the IDF Central Command, among others. Furthermore, he was assigned overall responsibility for all shooting and sniping training and certifications in the IDF's Counterterrorism Academy.