General Dynamics has signed contract with Denmark for the delivery of 309 Piranha 5 8x8 armored 12901161

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General Dynamics has signed contract with Denmark for the delivery of 309 Piranha 5 8x8 armored
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has signed a contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organisation (DALO) for the delivery of 309 Piranha 5 8x8 Armoured Personal Carriers (APC) in six variants (Infantry, Command, Ambulance, Engineer, Mortar and Repair), as well as a multi-year sustainment contract for the through life support of the vehicles in the future.
     
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has signed a contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organisation (DALO) for the delivery of 309 Piranha 5 8x8 Armoured Personal Carriers (APC) in six variants (Infantry, Command, Ambulance, Engineer, Mortar and Repair), as well as a multi-year sustainment contract for the through life support of the vehicles in the future. Piranha 5 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier at Eurosatory 2014, defense exhibition in Paris, France.
     
The first vehicles are to be delivered for training in 2018, with entry into service planned for 2019. All 309 APCs are set to be in Royal Danish Army service by 2023, according to the Danish Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The Piranha 5 will replace the M113-series of tracked APCs in Royal Danish Army service.

In April 2015, the Danish Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that Denmark has selected the General Dynamics European Land Systems - MOWAG Piranha 5 8x8 to be its new armoured personnel carrier (APC).

For the Danish requirement the Piranha 5 had competed in trials against one other 8x8, the Nexter Systems Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie, and three tracked offerings: the FFG Flensburger Protected Mission Module Carrier G5, BAE Systems Armadillo and General Dynamics European Land Systems - Santa Barbara Sistemas ASCOD 2. According to the MoD, the selection of the Piranha 5 was made "after thorough examination and evaluation of suppliers' offers and testing of the vehicles".

"It is important that we invest in the Danish Defence. Piranha 5 is better protected than the ageing, armoured personnel carriers available to the army today, so with this purchase we are enhancing the army's ability to carry out its future tasks," said Peter Christensen, minister of defence of Denmark.

The Piranha V 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 can be fitted with different types of turret which can be armed with weapons up to 30mm caliber or anti-tank weapon systems.
 

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