General Dynamics European Land Systems to supply 76 additional EAGLE V 4x4 Vehicles to Germany
Posted on 2014-03-10
KAISERSLAUTERN – In February 2014 the German Procurement Agency, Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), has purchased anadditional 76 vehicles from General Dynamics European Land Systems. The contract with BAAINBw for the delivery of 100 EAGLE V 4x4 Protected Command Vehicles for the “GFF Klasse 2” Program including the option for these 76 vehicles was signed in June 2013.
The 76 EAGLE V 4x4 vehicles will be delivered to the Bundeswehr by the end of 2015.
With this contract, Germany has procured a total of 681 EAGLE IV and EAGLE V vehicles.
The EAGLE V 4x4 is a further development of the EAGLE IV vehicle, which has been successfully in service with the German Bundeswehr since 2009. The EAGLE V features a larger payload capacity and increased crew protection at the same level of mobility. The total cost of ownership of these vehicles will be reduced through the EAGLE Family of Vehicles concept, with its high degree of commonality, maintenance-friendly design and proven support solutions.
After thorough testing on Bundeswehr owned proving grounds, the EAGLE V was qualified according to customer requirements and demonstrated its high agility, tactical mobility and outstanding protection level. In addition to the very high level of crew protection, the substantial payload capability is designed to fulfil future requirements. Its ergonomic design and simple operation allow for short training time and low training cost.
Facts about the EAGLE V 4x4
The EAGLE V 4x4 sets the standard for protected wheeled vehicles in the weight class of up to 10 t. The Cummins turbocharged diesel engine, in connection with an Allison 5-speed automatic transmission, the remarkable De Dion axle system with the patented roll stabilizer, the tire-pressure control system and the permanent all-wheel drive give the EAGLE V superior on-road and off-road mobility. Thanks to the modular protection system, the EAGLE V offers a very high level of protection against ballistic threats, mines, and IEDs. For additional convenience and protection, the vehicle is equipped with an air conditioning and NBC overpressure system.
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS),headquartered in Madrid, Spain, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and conducts its business through four European operating sites located in Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With more than 2,250 highly skilled technical employees, General Dynamics European Land Systems’ companies design, manufacture and deliver land combat systems, including wheeled, tracked, and amphibious vehicles, bridge systems, armaments and munitions, to global customers. (More information: www.gdels.com)