Elbit Systems wins $172 million contract to supply Sabrah light tank


Sabrah Light Tank: Israeli defence major Elbit Systems will supply an unspecified number of light tanks to a country an Asia-Pacific under a contract valued at $172 million over a period of three years, said the company.

“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),” Elbit Systems said in a statement sent to Defence Star.

The order comprises delivery of both wheeled and tracked version of the Sabrah light tank.

Elbit Systems said the wheeled light tank would be based on Pandur II 8X8 platform manufactured by Excalibur Army from the Czech Republic.

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Sabrah Light Tank

The 30-ton Sabrah light-tank solution provides a unique combination of powerful fire capacity and high maneuverability, said the company.

Elbit Systems Sabrah Light Tank

Sabrah Light Tank

Both platforms will be equipped with a 105 millimeters turret and a range of the subsystems developed by Elbit Systems, including electro-optical sights, fire control systems, TORCH-XTM battle management systems, E-LynXTM software defined radio systems and life support systems.

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“This light tank contract reflects the mutually beneficial strategic co-operation between Elbit Systems and GDELS, based on joint development and manufacturing of vehicle-turret solutions,” said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems.

Machlis said Elbit Systems’ comprehensive portfolio of subsystems provides the company a strong position in the armored vehicle market, especially as mission requirements become more diverse and increasingly networked.

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“We believe that the Sabrah light tank solution can provide high operational value for additional Armed Forces,” Machlis added.

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