Elbit Systems to supply light tanks to undisclosed Asia Pacific Army

Elbit Systems has secured a contract from an undisclosed client of the Asia-Pacific Army for the supply of light tanks.

The contract is valued at approximately $ 172 million and has a base period of three years.

Elbit Systems serves as the main contractor and is responsible for the delivery of the 30t Sabrah light tank solution.

Sabrah is based on General Dynamics’ tracked ASCOD platform and Pandur II 8X8 wheeled platform.

ASCOD is manufactured by Spain’s General Dynamics European Land Systems Santa Barbara (GDELS).

The Pandur II 8X8 platform is manufactured by the Czech Republic Excalibur Army.

According to Elbit Systems, Sabrah offers both excellent fire resistance and high maneuverability.

The company noted that a 105 mm tower and various Elbit subsystems will be included in the ASCOD and Pandur II 8X8 platforms.

Subsystems include electro-optical sights, TORCH-X battle management systems, radio-defined E-LynX (SDR) software systems, and more.

Elbit Systems President and CEO Bezhalel (Butzi) Mahlis said: “This light tank agreement reflects the mutually beneficial strategic collaboration between Elbit Systems and GDELS, based on the joint development and production of dome solutions.

“Our comprehensive portfolio of subsystems provides us with a strong position in the armored vehicle market, especially as the mission’s requirements become more diverse and more networked.

“We believe that the Sabrah light tank solution can provide high operational value for additional forces.”

Earlier this month, Elbit Systems has secured a contract for the supply of new automotive tactical computers for the Royal Dutch Army (RNLA).