General Dynamics European Land Systems, a Europe-based business unit of General Dynamics Corporation, received an order for EAGLE 4 × 4 vehicles from the Danish Ministry of Defense.
General Dynamics’ European Land Systems division received an order worth USD 52.1 million for the delivery of 56 PATROL vehicles and a first prototype of the RECONNAISSANCE Open variant to the Danish military.
This second order is part of the framework agreement for armored patrol vehicles (APV) that GDELS-Mowag and DALO signed in June 2017 after the EAGLE 4 × 4 was chosen as the winner of the APV tender.
Delivery of the 57 vehicles will begin at the end of 2021 and will be completed in 2022.
As the company notes, the EAGLE vehicle family is interoperable with NATO and is in use by various armed forces. It offers a high payload and a large, protected interior space, as well as flexible cargo space at the rear of the vehicle. Depending on the mission role, 4 × 4 or 6 × 6 versions are available.
EAGLE survival standards provide proven mines, improvised explosive devices (IED), and ballistic protection previously only achieved on vehicles that are twice as heavy. These advances in survivability and performance have been achieved without sacrificing mobility or reliability.