Israel unveils officially existence of "Pereh" based on Magach tank but armed with anti-tank missile

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TEL AVIV, -- Israeli army unveils officially the existence of the "Pereh", a Magach main battle tank converted in anti-tank missile combat vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with a missile launch station which can fire the anti-tank guided missile "Tamuz" or Spike NLOS.

The Pereh uses the chassis of the Magach series main battle tank (MBT) which is an upgraded variant of the American-made M48 and M60 MBTs.

The original turret has been enlarged to install a launcher under armour for 12 missile Spike NLOS. The front of the vehicle is fitted with a fake cannon to be identify as standard main battle tank. The Pereh can be easily identified by an curved antenna mounted at the rear on the roof of the turret which is erected in firing position.

The front part of the turret and the hull are fitted with add-on armour to increase protection against anti-tank missile. More stowage box are fitted to each side of the turret.

The first pictures of the Pereh were released on Internet during the Israeli military operation Protective Edge in July 2014. The vehicle was identify has a new version of the Magach series MBT under the name of Magach 8.

Spike NLOS provides the gunner with the unique ability to attack targets at stand-off range with no line of sight. The Spike NLOS weapon system can be operated in either direct attack mode or mid-course navigation mode based on target coordinates. These modes enable the defeat of long-range hidden targets with pinpoint precision, damage assessment and the obtaining of real-time intelligence.

The Spike NLOS electro-optical (EO) seeker incorporates a dual sensor capable of effectively engaging targets day and night and in adverse weather conditions.

Spike NLOS is a multi-purpose, electro-optical missile system with a real-time wireless data link for ranges up to 25km. The Spike NLOS weapon system is a member of the world renowned Spike Family.

The Pereh's is fitted with a launch station armed with 12 Spike NLOS anti-tank guided missile mounted on the tracked chassis of Magach MBT (Main Battle Tank). According to Israel Defense, the Pereh has been in service for 30 years.

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