General Dynamics to Deliver New EAGLE 4x4 Armored Patrol Vehicles to Denmark
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has been awarded a supply contract for the Danish Army’s new 4x4 Armored Patrol Vehicle program (APV). After a competitive tendering process, including an intensive comparative vehicle trial, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization (DALO) has selected GDELS-Mowag’s EAGLE 4x4 vehicle platform.
The initial batch consists of 36 vehicles in the Patrol configuration with first deliveries in 2018. The contract has options for further variants including Electronic Warfare, Support and Reconnaissance.
The vehicles will complement the Danish Army’s existing EAGLE vehicle fleet.
“We are very proud to have received this contract after an intensive international competition. The Eagle’s selection underlines the confidence and satisfaction of our Danish customer with our products and proves the “first-in-class” position of our EAGLE 4x4 in the segment of light and highly protected vehicles.” said Thomas Lattmann, Director International Business & Services, General Dynamics European Land Systems.
The contract was signed on June 15, 2017, through General Dynamics European Land Systems –Mowag, the Switzerland-based subsidiary of General Dynamics European Land Systems.
Facts about the EAGLE 4x4
The EAGLE 4x4 is one of the most advanced light armored wheeled vehicles and it has demonstrated its excellence in various military missions. The tremendous growth potential and power reserves of the EAGLE will provide the Danish Armed Forces with a vehicle capability to meet today’s and tomorrow’s requirements. Different configurations of the EAGLE vehicle family are successfully in service with the Danish Armed Forces, the German Bundeswehr and the Swiss Army. In addition to its unmatched level of protection, the EAGLE 4x4 provides increased payload and crew capacity. With its unique suspension and drive-line system, the EAGLE 4x4 sets the standard in terms of mobility and maneuverability in this vehicle class.
About General Dynamics European Land Systems
General Dynamics European Land Systems, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), and conducts its business through five European operating sites located in Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. With around 1,800 highly skilled technical employees, the company designs, manufactures and delivers land combat systems, including wheeled, tracked and amphibious vehicles, bridge systems, armaments and munitions, to global customers. More information is available at www.gdels.com
Source: Madrid / General Dynamics News (generaldynamics.com) - 26 June 2017
Photo: Denmark Army Eagle 4x4 Armored Patrol Vehicle (Photo by © General Dynamics)