Austria ordered 34 additional Pandur 6x6 armoured vehicles from General Dynamics 10402171

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Austria ordered 34 additional Pandur 6x6 armoured vehicles from General Dynamics.
Austria has ordered 34 additional Pandur 6x6 armoured vehicles manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems following a contract signed on December 22, 2016. The Austrian Ministry of Defense first purchased 71 PANDUR 6x6 in 1994. Since then, the vehicles have been successfully operated in country and on several international peace keeping missions abroad.
     
Austria has ordered 34 additional Pandur 6x6 armoured vehicles manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems following a contract signed on December 22, 2016. The Austrian Ministry of Defense first purchased 71 PANDUR 6x6 in 1994. Since then, the vehicles have been successfully operated in country and on several international peace keeping missions abroad.
Pandur 6x6 APC Armoured Personnel Carrier of Austrian army.
     
The modernized version of the PANDUR 6x6 armoured vehicles will be completely manufactured in Austria and the first vehicle will be delivered in 2018.

The high domestic content in these vehicles secures jobs and supports the local economy with approximately 179 sub-suppliers as part of the program.

In addition to a new power pack, the PANDUR 6x6 will have significantly higher ballistic and mine protection. Additionally, a modern remotely controlled weapon station will be integrated into the vehicle.

“We are very proud to receive this contract from the Austrian Ministry of Defense because it illustrates the confidence and satisfaction of the Austrian Armed Forces. Austria is a very important home market for General Dynamics European Land Systems and we value our long-lasting partnership with the Austrian customer,” said Dr. Thomas Kauffmann, Vice President of General Dynamics European Land Systems.

“This contract shows a high domestic content and secures hundreds of jobs in Austria.” said Mag. Martin Reischer, Managing Director of General Dynamics European Land Systems- Steyr, the Austrian-based subsidiary of General Dynamics European Land Systems.

The Pandur is a 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) designed and manufactured by the Austrian Defence Company Steyr-Daimler-Puch now a subdivision of General Dynamics European Land Systems.

In 1994, the Austrian Army placed an order for 68 Pandur vehicles and the first of these were completed in December 1995 and production was completed late in 1996. In October 1996, the Kuwait National Guard placed an order with AV Technology International of the USA for the supply of 70 Pandur (6 × 6) light armoured vehicles in six variants with first production vehicles being completed in November 1997. In November 1998, the Belgian Army took delivery of the first of 54 Pandur APCs.
 

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