GDELS sees options for further variants
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has been awarded a supply contract for the Danish Army’s new 4×4 Armored Patrol Vehicle (APV) programme: 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 4×4 vehicle.
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,” Thomas Lattmann, Director International Business & Services, GDELS, said. “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 4×4 in the segment of light and highly protected vehicles.”
Different configurations of the EAGLE vehicle family are successfully in service with the Danish Armed Forces, the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) and the Swiss Army. In addition to its level of protection, the EAGLE 4×4 provides increased payload and crew capacity.