Austria orders Pandur vehicles
General Dynamics European Land Systems will deliver additional Pandur 6x6 vehicles to the Austrian Ministry of Defence under a contract announced on 31 January.
The contract, signed in December, will see an additional 34 Pandur vehicles delivered to join the 71 units in service with the Austrian armed forces since the 1990s.
The modernized version of the Pandur 6x6 vehicles will be completely manufactured in Austria and the first vehicle will be delivered in 2018.
The vehicle has a new power pack, significantly higher ballistic and mine protection, and a modern remotely controlled weapon station will be integrated into the vehicle.
Thomas Kauffmann, vice president of General Dynamics European Land Systems, said: ‘We are very proud to receive this contract from the Austrian Ministry of Defence because it illustrates the confidence and satisfaction of the Austrian armed forces.
‘Austria is a very important home market for General Dynamics European Land Systems and we value our long-lasting partnership with the Austrian customer.’
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