Elbit Systems’ “Sabrah” configurable light tank (or tank destroyer) solution adds highly effective firepower to Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV’s). Based on the success of Elbit Systems’ fully proven-combat armored vehicles and turrets in use by numerous armed forces around the world, the “Sabrah” series of solutions is the latest generation AFV system developed by Elbit Systems. The modular design enables using the same 105mm turret for tracked or 8X8 wheeled platforms to deliver reliable high=performance fire to the battlefield. As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the light tank solution including the turret and other subsystems, Elbit Systems incorporates various advanced technologies that deliver high performance and an effective solution. A worldwide leader in the area of land platforms, Elbit Systems’ solutions and systems are in use by the Israeli Army as well as numerous other armies (US, NATO and others) with thousands of systems deployed and successfully operated.
The “Sabrah” light tank series is based on a tracked or wheeled platform, as part of Elbit Systems’ global cooperation with tier one military platform manufacturers. It includes the following a technology subsystems: 105mm manned turret, Fire Control System, Electric gun/turret drive, stabilization systems, Battle Management System and navigation system, Radio/communication systems, Gunner and commander sights, Laser Range Finder, Power units and life support systems.
Advantages and benefits of the “Sabrah” light tank series: Comprehensive solution under a single OEM, Battle proven systems, All systems (platforms, turret, etc.) are supplied and successfully deployed in many countries around the world, Complies with all current and future operational needs of armed forces, Reliable and cost-effective solution.
The “Sabrah” turret design benefits from the reference of Elbit System and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Merkava “Directorate” MANTAK combat-proven Armored Vehicles. The turrets, Fire Control Systems (FCS), electro-optics, and 105mm tank guns are in use by the IDF as well as numerous other armed forces around the world. Two men turret combine Automatic Loader operated by the Gunner and Commander. Armor protection and crew safety: Level 4 ballistic protection per NATO STANAG 4569.
Elbit Systems Land 105mm/52 calibers gun (Standard NATO: APFSDS, HESH, T-HEP and Advanced Ammunition:HE, MP-T, M110), coiled barrel and low recoil
7.62mm coaxial machine gun (ready rounds: 500)
76mm smoke grenade launchers (8 launchers)
Optional Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) -2 units