Israeli tank gets new fire-control system

A team of two Israeli electronics companies is taking honors for the Knight MK III fire-control system designed for the Israeli Merkava III main battle tank. The companies, El-Op Electro-Optics Industries Ltd. of Rehovot, Israel, and Elbit Systems Ltd. of Haifa, Israel, built the Knight MK III for day, night, adverse-weather, and restricted-visibility operations, and to fire at static and moving targets with high maneuverability such as armored personnel carriers, other tanks, and even attack he

Nov 1st, 1997

A team of two Israeli electronics companies is taking honors for the Knight MK III fire-control system designed for the Israeli Merkava III main battle tank. The companies, El-Op Electro-Optics Industries Ltd. of Rehovot, Israel, and Elbit Systems Ltd. of Haifa, Israel, built the Knight MK III for day, night, adverse-weather, and restricted-visibility operations, and to fire at static and moving targets with high maneuverability such as armored personnel carriers, other tanks, and even attack helicopters. El-Op and Elbit won the Israel Defense Award for the Knight MK III - the third such win for El-Op and the second for Elbit. - J.K.

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