Argentine Army took delivery of first modernized TAM tank by Israeli Company Elbit Systems 1103132

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Defence News - Argentina

 
 
Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:34 AM
 
Argentine Army took delivery of first modernized TAM tank by Israeli Company Elbit Systems.
The Argentine Army received the first tank TAM modernized by the Isreali Company Elbit Systems. In October 2011, Argentine Army has announced the selection of the Israeli Company Elbit Systems to upgrade its medium tank TAM following a closed selection process.
     
The Argentine Army received the first tank TAM modernized by the Isreali Company Elbit Systems. In October 2011, Argentine Army has announced the selection of the Israeli Company Elbit Systems to upgrade its medium tank TAM following a closed selection process.
The TAM is the medium tank uses by the Argentine Army.
     

The Tanque Argentino Mediano ("Argentine Medium Tank"), or TAM, is the main battle tank in service with the Argentine Army. In early 1970s a contract was awarded to German Thyssen-Henschel to develop a 30-tonne tank, armed with a 105-mm gun and an infantry fighting vehicle (VCTP) with as much common components as possible.

The TAM is armed with a fully-stabilized L7A2 105-mm rifled gun. It fires all standard NATO 105-mm munitions. A 7.62mm machine gun is mounted coaxially to the main armament.

The upgraded version includes some new features as the replacing of hydraulic mechanisms of the turret by an electrical system, the commander is now equipped with a panoramic sight with night and day capabilities. The new TAM is also fitted with an warning system to detect laser range finder and radar.

The tank protection is increased with new armour against direct firing.

 

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