Philippine Army To Receive 10 Sabrah PANDUR II Wheeled Tank Destroyer By 2023
The Philippine Military (PA) is predicted to obtain 10 new Israeli protection producer Elbit Programs Land Sabrah ASCOD Wheeled Mild Tanks (Tank Destroyers) that are anticipated to vastly improve its armor capabilities. Israeli Firm Elbit Programs has designed a brand new mild that’s out there in two configurations together with a tracked variant primarily based on the Common Dynamics European Land Programs (GDELS) ASCOD 2 and a wheeled model primarily based on the wheeled Pandur II 8X8 platform manufactured by Excalibur Military from the Czech Republic. These automobiles will comprise the deliberate 1st Tank Battalion of the PA Armor Division. The contract is value round PHP9.4 billion and was acquired by way of government-to-government mode.
The Philippine Information Company reported that in a message Thursday evening, Col. Xerxes Trinidad, PA spokesperson, stated,”These armored automobiles are a part of the Military’s Mild Tank Acquisition Challenge below Horizon Two of the Revised Armed Forces Modernization Program (RAFPMP). As a part of the Mild Tank Acquisition Challenge below the Horizon 2 of the Revised AFP Modernization Program (RAFPMP), the 20 items of Sabrah ASCOD (Tracked) Mild Tanks are anticipated to be delivered this 12 months. In the meantime, one other 10 Sabrah PANDUR II (Wheeled) Mild Tanks, are scheduled to be delivered by 2023.”
The Sabrah Mild Tank (Pandur Tank Destroyer) wheeled model is a brand new variant developed and provided by Elbit Programs for the Philippine Military’s Mild Tank Acquisition Challenge. It makes use of the Pandur II 8×8 platform fitted with a brand new turret armed with a 105 mm gun developed by Elbit in partnership with Denel Land Programs. The “Sabrah” turret design advantages from the reference of Elbit System and Israel Protection Forces (IDF) Merkava “Directorate” MANTAK combat-proven Armored Autos. The turrets, Fireplace Management Programs (FCS), electro-optics, and 105mm tank weapons are in use by the IDF in addition to quite a few different armed forces all over the world. Two males turret mix Computerized Loader operated by the Gunner and Commander.
The Pandur II is an improved modular all-wheel-drive model of the Pandur 6×6 APC wheeled armored car. It was developed as a personal enterprise by the Austrian firm Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge. Pandur 2 Tank Destroyer (Fireplace Assist Car) is a member of the entire armored car household. This Tank Destroyer was developed with a selection of two 105/120 mm turret variants. One in every of them was armed with a CMI Defence CT-CV turret, whereas the opposite was fitted with OTO Melara HITFACT turret. In January 2015, Czech firm Excalibur Military signed an settlement with GDELS-Steyr for the licence to completely market, promote and repair the Pandur II 8×8 wheeled armoured car household.
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