Piranha 5GDLS Europe Introduces New Infantry Fighting Vehicles

General Dynamics Land Systems' Europe is launching the latest member of the PIRANHA family of armored wheeled vehicles, the PIRANHA 5, at Eurosatory 2010. In addition, the company shows the a new version of the ASCOD, equipped with remotely controlled weapon station from Elbit Systems.

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General Dynamics Land Systems' Europe is launching the latest member of the PIRANHA family of armored wheeled vehicles, the PIRANHA 5, at Eurosatory 2010. The official unveiling ceremony takes place on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010.  Tomorrow (June 14) the company will also unveil the new EAGLE offering higher payload capacity, it can either carry more equipment or heavier protection solutions. The vehicle is configured for 4-5 soldiers, offering outstanding protection against ballistic, mine and IED threats. will be shown with the LEMUR Remote Control Weapon Station, armed with a .50 cal. machine gun, type GAU 19/A, as well as with the RUAG adaptive, very lightweight SidePRO-LASSO RPG mitigation system.

Pandur

The battle-proven PIRANHA 3 vehicle has been re-engineered to improve protection, payload and growth potential. On display at Eurosatory 2010 is an infantry fighting configuration of PIRANHA 3, equipped with the OTO MELARA HITFIST 30 mm Overhead Weapon Station, , demonstrating the merits of an OWS and the relevant space savings in the crew compartment. The complete system is shown with an adhesive digital pattern camouflage improving visual stealth implemented by low-cost application.

The company is also displaying the new EAGLE offering higher payload capacity, it can either carry more equipment or heavier protection solutions. The vehicle is configured for 4-5 soldiers, offering outstanding protection against ballistic, mine and IED threats. will be shown with the LEMUR Remote Control Weapon Station, armed with a .50 cal. machine gun, type GAU 19/A, as well as with the RUAG adaptive, very lightweight SidePRO-LASSO RPG mitigation system.

Ascod

GDLS Europe is also demonstrating a new version of the ASCOD Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) configured with an overhead remotely controlled weapon station from Elbit Systems. This variant of the ASCOD family mounts the Elbit Systems UT-30 station. The ASCOD platform is in service with the Spanish and Austrian armies and recently has been selected by the UK FRES SV program. Elbit Systems is also providing the 0.50 cal equipped stabilized remote weapon station for the PANDUR family of wheeled armored vehicles, shown here in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations.

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