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Denmark selects Piranha 5 for new APC

29th May 2015 - 09:42 GMT | by Ian Kemp in London

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The Mowag 8x8 Piranha 5 from General Dynamics European Land Systems has been selected to meet the Danish Army’s requirement to replace its current APC fleet with a new vehicle offering improved protection and mobility.

The project is the largest army acquisition programme in decades and is the first order for the Piranha 5. The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) will order a minimum of 206 vehicles although this is expected to increase.

In July 2012 the DALO invited eight suppliers to submit bids for 360 APCs with options ranging from 206 to 450 vehicles. The bids also

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