The Philippine Ministry of National Defence announced that Elbit Systems won the light tank tender. This was after a competition between Elbit Systems, South Korea’s Hanwha Defence joint ventured with Turkey’s Otokar, and Indonesia’s PT Pindad.
The Philippines, which prefers the Sabrah light tank system, will buy both tracked and wheeled variants of the platform.
The deal, which covers 18 tracked and 10 wheeled tanks, will be worth USD 193.6 million.
The Sabrah Light Tank system uses either a tracked armoured platform using the ASCOD 2 from General Dynamics European Land Systems or a wheeled armoured vehicle platform using the GDELS-Excalibur Army Pandur II 8×8, to meet customer requirements. These platforms are integrated with Elbit Systems’ turret developed together with the Israel Defence Force’s Ordnance Corps MANTAK, and a 105mm rifle gun also developed by Elbit Systems.
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (December 16, 2021) An MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), assigned to Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19), sits on the flight line at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, 2021. VUP-19, the Navy’s first Triton squadron, will continue to maintain and operate the aircraft off the East Coast to further develop the concept of operations and refine tactics, techniques, and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard/ Released)