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GDELS Announce Swiss Contract for 100 EAGLE 6×6

Production from 2020, Delivery 2023-2025

In a milestone event for the latest development of the General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) EAGLE family, the company announced on 5 December that it signed an order with armasuisse, the Swiss federal office for defence procurement, on 18 November, for the delivery of 100 protected EAGLE 6×6 reconnaissance vehicles for the Swiss Army.

The 100 EAGLE V 6×6 vehicles will be the vehicle platform for the TASYS tactical reconnaissance system, which will be used to gather intelligence for the Swiss armed forces, including the support of civil authorities. It consists of an EAGLE V 6×6 carrier vehicle, a multi-sensor system mounted on a telescopic mast, and a data processing system. For self-protection, the highly-mobile EAGLE V 6×6 TASYS is armoured and equipped with a remotely controlled weapon station (RCWS). The vehicle offers sufficient payload reserves to allow for future improvements, such as the integration of additional sensors.

The EAGLE V 6×6 TASYS enters production in 2020 and will be fielded between 2023-2025.

In addition to the Swiss Army, the EAGLE V 4×4 is also extensively used by both Denmark and Germany, where it is very popular with the troops. The further development to the 6×6 configuration was inspired by operational experience and the need for a vehicle with increased useable volume, more payload, very compact exterior dimensions and constant high mobility and maximized protection.

Due to its power reserves, the EAGLE offers an ideal platform to meet both current and future requirements. In addition to its excellent protection against mines and improvised explosive devices, the EAGLE V 6×6 offers a high payload and a large useable volume within very compact dimensions. With its unique axle and drive system, the vehicle delivers off-road mobility and on-road driving safety.

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