Israeli defense company Elbit System announced Tuesday that it had won an order valued at around $ 172 million to supply light tanks to the army of a country in the Asia-Pacific region.
As stated by the company, the contract will run for a period of three years.
The details were disclosed in a January 26 media release announcing that Elbit Systems will deliver the Sabrah light armored solution based on the tracked ASCOD platform operated by General Dynamics European Land Systems Santa Bárbara Spain (“GDELS”) manufactures the Pandur II 8X8 mobile platform, manufactured by Excalibur Army of the Czech Republic.
According to Elbit Systems, the vehicle’s 30-ton light tank solution “Sabrah” offers a unique combination of high fire capacity and high maneuverability. Both platforms will be equipped with a 105mm turret and a number of the company’s subsystems, including electro-optical sights, fire control systems, TORCH-XTM combat management systems, E-LynXTM software defined radio systems and life support systems.
In addition, the Israeli defense contractor reported in early October 2020 that the Philippine Army had selected the Sabrah Light Tank for the Philippine Army’s Light Tank Acquisition Project.
According to a press release from Elbit Systems on October 27, the company won a US $ 196 million contract to manufacture and supply the Sabrah 105mm light tank based on General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and ASCOD 2 platform platform of the Pandur II wheel platform.