GDELS presents its latest PIRANHA HMC

Posted on 2024-04-15

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has expanded its PIRANHA wheeled armored vehicle family by a new variant: The PIRANHA Heavy Mission Carrier “HMC”.

The PIRANHA HMC marks with its Gross Vehicle Weight of up to 40 tons and a payload of 17 metric tons the top-end of the most successful Western wheeled armored vehicle family. PIRANHA HMC features advanced driveline und suspension technologies like a 10x10 all-wheel-drive-power-driveline and a unique multi-link suspension system (MLS) with 1st / 2nd and 4th / 5th axle steering. These features allow minimum axle-loads to comply with European road regulations, superior cross-country mobility and trench crossing capabilities with a reduced turning cycle of less than 18 meters.

With the 10x10 PIRANHA Heavy Mission Carrier, the company is responding to the growing need for highly maneuverable wheeled armored vehicle platforms for increasingly demanding mission profiles while accommodating with essential Military Mobility requirements for NATO and international customers. “The PIRANHA HMC is a direct response to our global customer base`s evolving payload and space claim requirements for versatile and multi-purpose missions including direct and indirect fires, air-defense and tactical bridging capabilities”, says Dr. Thomas Kauffmann, GDELS Vice President for Global Sales & Services. “This unique vehicle platform is a result of our continuous strive towards innovative automotive and driveline technologies combined with over 40 years of excellence and experience as a world-class vehicle OEM”, added Giuseppe Chillari, GDELS Vice President Wheeled Vehicles & Managing Director GDELS-Mowag.

With more than 12,000 vehicles in over 20 user nations, the PIRANHA family of vehicles is the most successful wheeled armored vehicle in the Western world. In addition to the widespread 8x8, there are 4x4, 6x6 and 10x10 versions as well as amphibious variants in use.

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