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GDELS delivers first Piranha to Denmark

22nd May 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has delivered the first seven pre-production Piranha 8x8 armoured vehicles to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), the company announced on 18 May.

The Danish Army will now test and evaluate the vehicles - delivered in infantry vehicle configuration - before deliveries begin in early 2018.

The test programme includes climate acceptance tests, a verification acceptance test and will be concluded with the user acceptance test by the end of 2017.

In January 2016, DALO ordered 309 Piranha 5 armoured personal carriers in six variants - Infantry, Command, Ambulance, Engineer, Mortar and Repair. The vehicles are set to replace the M113 vehicle fleet and older Piranha 3 vehicles.

The contract includes multi-year sustainment for the through-life support of the vehicles.

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