General Dynamics Piranha IFV presented to Bulgaria 80305172

Defense & Security News - Bulgaria
 
General Dynamics European Land Systems presented the PIRANHA IFV to Bulgarian Army
The PIRANHA Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), a member of the PIRANHA family of vehicles, was officially presented on April 27th at the Military polygon Tylbeto near the city of Kazanlak in Bulgaria. The Military Unit Tylbeto in Kazanlak hosted the vehicle demonstration event, with a broad military audience, state officials and authorities and local industry in attendance.
     
The PIRANHA Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), a member of the PIRANHA family of vehicles, was officially presented on April 27th at the Military polygon Tylbeto near the city of Kazanlak in Bulgaria. The Military Unit Tylbeto in Kazanlak hosted the vehicle demonstration event, with a broad military audience, state officials and authorities and local industry in attendance.
GDELS Piranha IV (source: GDELS)
     
Together with its partners, General Dynamics Mission Systems and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, General Dynamics European Land Systems successfully conducted the three-day vehicle demonstration and live firing event with a PIRANHA IFV equipped with a 30mm NATO-compliant remote controlled weapon station, an anti-tank guided missile system and a fully integrated communication information system. The vehicle is a candidate for the Bulgarian Army’s Battalion Battle Group acquisition project.

“General Dynamics European Land Systems is honoured to have the opportunity to present the full range of the PIRANHA system capabilities to the Bulgarian Army. With our proven technology and advanced system capabilities, we are confident in our ability to provide the Bulgarian Army with a compliant solution,“ said Dr. Thomas Kauffmann, Vice President of International Business & Services of General Dynamics European Land Systems.

The turret mounted on the PIRANHA IFV
was the 30 mm Samson MK II from Israelian company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The Samson Mk II is a dual-axis, gyrostabilized, dual-sight (Gunner and Commander) remote-controlled weapon system. The Samson Mk 2 enable forces to effectively shoot with varying degrees of firepower, from 7,62mm on the coaxial machine gun, 23mm to 40mm main gun ( western and eastern versions) and up to ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile).
 

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