13 février 2015
06.02.2015 Defense Global
General Dynamics European Land Systems-Steyr GmbH, and the Czech Republic company Excalibur Army entered into a collaboration that allows Excalibur Army to exclusively market, sell and service the Pandur II 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicle family in Czech Republic and other selected markets in Eastern Europe and Asia.
The vehicles will be manufactured under license at Excalibur Army sites in Czech Republic and Slovakia. General Dynamics European Land Systems-Steyr will support Excalibur Army’s activities with design services and delivery of components.
The two companies will bring the benefits of this partnership to compete for the Czech Ministry of Defence program to build and supply 20 Pandur II 8×8 command and communication vehicles.
The Czech Republic currently field 107 Pandur II vehicles, with several of them locally produced by VOP CZ.
2 juillet 2013
25.06.2013 GDELS - army-guide.com
General Dynamics European Land Systems was awarded a contract by the German Procurement Agency, Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), for the delivery of 100 EAGLE V Protected Command Vehicles for the “GFF Klasse 2” Program. This contract includes an option for the purchase of 76 additional vehicles.
The EAGLE V is a further development of the EAGLE IV fleet, already in service. The EAGLE V features a larger payload capacity and increased crew protection at the same level of mobility. The total cost of ownership of these vehicles will be reduced through the EAGLE Family of Vehicles concept, with its high degree of commonality, maintenance-friendly design and proven support solutions.
The vehicles will be jointly manufactured in Kreuzlingen (Switzerland) and Kaiserslautern (Germany). Deliveries will start in 2013 and continue throughout 2015, if the option is exercised.
After thorough testing by the Bundeswehr at their proving grounds, the EAGLE V fulfilled all requirements, demonstrating its high agility, tactical mobility, survivability and its suitability for the entire mission spectrum for this class of vehicles.
The Protected Command Vehicles can be used for various missions by applying modular add-on kits. In addition to the high level of crew protection, the substantial payload capability is designed to fulfil future requirements.
Due to its ergonomic design and usability the EAGLE V is easy to handle and has low training costs.
Lifecycle costs of the vehicle fleet are further minimized by a high degree of logistic commonality of approximately 80% among the EAGLE V (4x4 and 6x6), the EAGLE IV and the DURO IIIP tactical truck.