Spanish Army equipped with Israel’s IMI 120mm tank shells

The army ordered 2,000 shells, worth 9.4 million euros, for the Leopard tanks

Spanish Leopard 2E tanks during NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 DV Day in 2015. Photo: Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum via Wikimedia

Israel’s IMI Systems, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has won a contract worth of 9.4 million euros from the Spanish Army, for the supply of 120 mm war arrow-type ammunition (Apfsds-T), used by its predominant battle tanks, Leopard  2A4 and  2E. A batch of 2,000 shells will be delivered before the end of the year.

The Spanish website reports that the army also received offer from the Granada Munitions Factory (FMG). The Spanish company's proposal complied with all the requirements set for the ammunition, with the exception of the delivery period. The company stated in its offer that it would not be able to deliver the order until the end of September 2023 and was therefore excluded.  

This is not the first order of the Spanish army from IMI as part of replenishing its stock of tank shells .In August 2021, the army ordered 600 IMI HE-T shells for the for 3.6 million euros.  

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