Argentina won the first modernized tank

Argentina won the first modernized tank
Israeli company Elbit ground troops handed Argentina first modernized medium tank TAM (Tanque Argentino Mediano). It is reported Infodefensa.

In the process of modernization of the tank TAM, made on the basis of the German infantry fighting vehicle Marder, namely, was the latest hydraulics, electric tower, clock optical system and a missile complex from Elbit. In addition, TAM equipped with additional power plant.

In total, the Argentine armed worth about 235 tanks TAM. But, as the Infodefensa, deadlines for their modernization yet unidentified.

Earlier it was reported that Elbit will upgrade about 50 tanks per year. In 2011-2012, the Ministry of Defence to modernize tanks Argentina planned to allocate 30 million dollars.

THERE tanks were made in 1973 by the German company Thyssen-Henschel (in 1999 it acquired Rheinmetall). Argentina adopted the first tanks stood in 1980.

THERE armed with 105-mm gun and 2 machine guns of 7.62 mm. With a mass of about 30 tons of TAM can accelerate to 80 miles per hour and climbing up to 600 km.

Also armed with tanks THERE Argentina worth about three hundred armored vehicles VCTP, made on the same platform.

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