Unequalled mobility is obtained by the synergy between the motor, the kinematic chain, and the hydropneumatic suspension. A very balanced general protection is obtained not only by modular shieldings but also by compactness and thus low visibility, which combined with the very great agility of the tank makes it a difficult target to hit. Centralized management is performed on a large number of parameters of a tactical or logistic nature: the digitalization of the data forward by a bus and are exploited inside the tank which optimizes the entirety of its functions. Also outside, via the radio operator station, it is possible to better employ the whole of the tanks engaged in an operation in particular by the use of the system of control and command installed on board.
Being able to resist the most severe stresses of combat of high intensity and to attack the most hardened targets, it is a powerful tool able to assume all the missions reserved for the units of the armoured forces whatever the environment, the type and the form of engagement (traditional, chemical or nuclear, high average or low intensity). The principal armament is a gun of 120 mm with a smooth bore and a length of 52 calibers, drawing all types of ammunition with combustible casings with standard NATO. A total of 40 shells can be embarked, including 22 in automatic loading. The secondary armament is one 12.7 mm machine-gun and one 7.62 mm machine-gun in the superstructure.
|Date Production Began||1991|
|Length (gun forward)||9.87m|
|Height (to turret roof)||2.53m|
|power unit||diesel engine hyperbar V8 of power 1500 ch/DIN.|
|Max Road Speed||71kmh|
|Max Road Range||550km
650 km with tanks of 1300 L and 400 L out of releasable barrels
|average speed any ground||40 to 50 km/h|
|Armament (main gun)||120mm|
|Armament (coaxial)||12.7mm MG|
|Armament (anti-aircraft)||7.62mm MG|
|Current Using Countries|
|France||United Arab Emirates|