Elbit has been contracted to supply 6×6 GUARANI wheeled tanks to the Philippines within three years. This selection was made in December 2020, with a contract value of €39.3M. The vehicle ordered by the Philippines consists of:
- Iveco’s 6×6 amphibious platform
- a turret
- fire control systems
- TORCH-X battle management systems
- E-LynX software-defined radios
- gunner and commander sights from Elbit
This makes them interoperable with the SABRAH tanks, which are being delivered in the same period. The UT turret can be equipped with a Remote-Controlled Weapon Station for machine guns ranging from 7.62 mm to 25 mm calibre or a 40 mm grenade launcher.
Weighing less than 20 tonnes, the vehicle is an Armoured Personnel Carrier and can accommodate a two-man regular crew and nine soldiers for dismounted combat. The GUARANI is powered by an Iveco Cursor 9 diesel engine with 280 kW and thus achieves a top speed of more than 100 km/h. The swimming speed is up to nine km/h. Strategic transport is possible in aircraft such as the C-130 HERCULES or the Embraer KC-390.
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