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The Danish procurement agency (Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization, DALO) has ordered in 2015 at General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) 309 Piranha 5 and in 2017 a first series of 36 Eagle 5 patrol vehicles. The two vehicles are of GDELS - produced Mowag in Kreuzlingen. By convention, the delivery in 2018 has begun.

On 27 March 2019, the vehicles were officially handed over to the user against high-ranking public. The ceremony marking the transition to the operational deployment.

Piranha 5

The 8 × 8 Piranha 5 is the latest version of the world widely in over 11,000 vehicles vehicle. Denmark has ordered six different variants (infantry, commando, pioneer, ambulance, repair and mortar). Deliveries are scheduled to be completed 2,023th

The modular protection system in conjunction with energy-absorbing seats and restraint systems provides protection against mines, improvised explosive devices and ballistic threats. Core of the mobility is 430 kW diesel engine of MTU whose power is passed through an automatic ZF transmissions to eight steered wheels with height-adjustable McPherson suspension technology.

The protection and suspension components are produced with a high production depth in Kreuzlingen. Production of the well with protective elements of high tensile steel armor is made on a newly built road to a large extent with welding machines. For final assembly of an assembly line was set up with twelve stations in a new property. Since the final assembly lines require no special facilities that use is also provided for other vehicles such as the further series production of the Eagle V.

Eagle V

The first presented in 2010 4 × 4 Eagle V, like the Piranha V by default protected against mines, improvised explosive devices and ballistic threats. The vehicle in the ten-tonne class can accommodate five equipped soldiers. The 180 kW Cummins diesel engine accelerates the vehicle via an Allison 2500 automatic transmission to a maximum of 110 km / h. On the roof of a remotely operated weapon station can be mounted.

The first presented in 2010 4 × 4 Eagle V, like the Piranha V by default protected against mines, improvised explosive devices and ballistic threats. (Photo: GDELS)

As more versions of vehicles for logistical support, electronic warfare and reconnaissance are provided (open and closed), is awaiting a decision on those permits.

Framework agreement logistic support

The two supply contracts are complemented by a multi-year framework agreement for the maintenance of the vehicles and future conservation programs.

Gerhard Heiming