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GDELS presents PIRANHA 8×8 IFV to Bulgaria

Three-day vehicle demonstration and live firing event for Bulgarian Army

On 27 April, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) officially presented the PIRANHA 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), a member of the PIRANHA family of vehicles, at the Military Poligon 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 local industry in attendance.

Together with its partners, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, GDELS 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.

GDELS is honoured to have the opportunity to present the full range of the PINRANHA system capabilities to the Bulgarian Army,” Dr. Thomas Kauffmann, Vice President of International Business & Services of GDELS, told MT. “With our proven technology and advanced system capabilities , we are confident in our ability to provide the Bulgarian Army with a compliant solution.”


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