Elbit Systems to Supply Tank Ammunition to a NATO Country, Awarded Contract

By Arie Egozi

Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: Israeli company Elbit Systems was awarded a contract to supply tank ammunition to a NATO country. The value of the contact is approximately US $ 115 million. The contract will be performed over a period of three years and includes options for further sales.

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land said, “We are honoured by the decision of an additional NATO member to arm their tanks with Elbit Systems‘ innovative 120 mm tank ammunition. The contract provides a strong vote of confidence in our portfolio of advanced munitions.”

Elbit Systems Land’s tank ammunition array is compliant with NATO and MIL-STD standards. According to the Israeli company, the ammunition dramatically increases the fire power and capabilities of Armoured Corps. The 105mm series is certified for any 105mm NATO gun such as M68,L7, F1 and equivalent firing systems.

The 120mm series is certified for 120mm NATO smooth-bore guns used by Merkava 3 and 4, Leo2A4/A5/A6, M1A1/A2, K1A1/A2, K2, ARIETA, M60A3 MBTs and approved for firing from NATO 120mm smooth-bore gun systems L44/L55. The 125mm series is certified for T-72 and T-90 firing systems, and the 100mm series is designed to be fired from T54/T54B/T55 MBTs.