Elbit confirms light tank contact for Army in Asia-Pacific

Israeli company Elbit Systems today, January 26 said that it bagged a contract to supply light tanks to a country’s Army in Asia-Pacific.

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Elbit noted that the contract amounts to $172 million which will be completed in three years.

“As the prime contractor, Elbit Systems will supply the “Sabrah” light tank solution based on the tracked ASCOD platform that is manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems Santa Bárbara from Spain (“GDELS“), and on the wheeled Pandur II 8X8 platform manufactured by Excalibur Army from the Czech Republic,” Elbit said.

“The 30-ton “Sabrah” light-tank solution provides a unique combination of powerful fire capacity and high maneuverability,” it added.

The Israeli company said that both tacked and wheeled platforms will be equipped with a 105mm turret and a range of the Company’s subsystems, including electro-optical sights, fire control systems, TORCH-XTM battle management systems, E-LynXTM software defined radio systems and life support systems.