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Austria trebles Pandur EVO 6x6 fleet via $1.9 billion order

20th February 2024 - 07:20 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


Austria’s Pandur 6x6 EVO vehicle will include vehicles with 120mm mortar combat system, as well as mobile air defence and electronic warfare variants. (Photo: GDLS)

The Pandur EVO, a 6x6 APC which features a longer hull design, improved driveline technology and powerpack, will provide a significantly increased level of protection, payload and mobility compared to the Pandur I.

Austria will more than treble its fleet of Pandur Evolution (EVO) 6x6 APC vehicles after placing an order with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS)-Steyr for an additional 225 vehicles.

The order was on top of 64 vehicles ordered previously in batches of 34 and 30 units, as well as a third batch of 36 vehicles was ordered in 2022 which have been under production.

In addition to the delivery of state-of-the-art personnel carriers and the flexible conversion kits for medical, C2 and anti-tank missions, the order included eight new vehicle variants to be introduced to the Austrian Armed Forces. New variants include 120mm

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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