GDELS Piranha 5 8x8 armoured vehicle selected by Denmark to replace M113 tracked APC 0205154

Defence & Security News - Denmark
 
GDELS Piranha 5 8x8 armoured vehicle selected by Denmark to replace M113 tracked APC.
PIRANHA 5 8x8 multi-role armoured vehicle from Swiss Mowag GmbH, which is part of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) , has won the tender of the Danish Armed Forces new armored personnel carrier. The winner is found after thorough examination and evaluation of suppliers' offers and testing of the vehicles.
     
PIRANHA 5 8x8 multi-role armoured vehicle from Swiss Mowag GmbH, which is part of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) , has won the tender of the Norwegian Armed Forces new armored personnel carrier. The winner is found after thorough examination and evaluation of suppliers' offers and testing of the vehicles. The Piranha V 8×8 is the fifth-generation of the family of Piranha wheeled utility vehicles and is being developed by General Dynamics.
     
After Thursday, April 30, 2015, meeting of defense conciliation says Defense Minister Nicolai Wammen:

"I am very pleased that we are now with Piranha 5 has been a winner of the tender on new armored vehicles for the defense. Our current Humvee has served the Army well for many years, and will continue some time yet, but with Piranha 5 we have found the armored personnel carrier that can best solve the Defence tasks in the future. "

A minimum acquired 206 new armored personnel carriers, but the exact number will be determined at a later date.
     
PIRANHA 5 8x8 multi-role armoured vehicle from Swiss Mowag GmbH, which is part of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) , has won the tender of the Norwegian Armed Forces new armored personnel carrier. The winner is found after thorough examination and evaluation of suppliers' offers and testing of the vehicles. The cross-country mobility of the Piranha V is similar to that of a tracked vehicle.
     
The Piranha 5 was unveiled during the Intedrnational Defense Exhibition in Paris, Eurosatory 2010. The PIRANHA 5 sets a new survivability benchmark for the wheeled armored combat vehicle class and provides the highest levels of mine, improvised explosive device (IED) and ballistic protection. PIRANHA 5 has a next generation, full coverage, modular survivability system that has been integrated in the vehicle design from the concept stage.

The Piranha 5 is equipped with numerous other systems that enhance vehicle performance and flexibility such as the digital CAN backbone, fuel efficient drive train technology, integrated heating, air-conditioning and NBC protection system and the 120 kW Inline Starter/Generator (ISG).

The Piranha 5 can be equipped with a full range of weapon system as 12.7mm machine , 25mm or 30mm automatic cannon or low-recoil 105mm guns, including Rheinmetall Landsysteme weapon station with 12.7mm gun and Delco Systems 25mm and 30mm turrets.

The Piranha designs incorporate shaped hull plates to optimise against blast, spacing in the add-on armour and surface coatings to minimise the thermal and radar signatures.

The modular armour system provides protection against rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), 14.5mm armour-piercing rounds through 360° and 30mm armour piercing rounds across the 30° frontal arc. The hull provides protection against 8kg anti-tank mines.
 

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