The Danish Ministry of Defense has awarded a €42 million contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag (GDELS-Mowag) to deliver 56 EAGLE Patrol vehicles and a first prototype of the Reconnaissance Open variant.
This second order is part of the Armoured Patrol Vehicle (APV) framework agreement, which GDELS-Mowag and the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organisation signed in June 2017, after the EAGLE 4x4 was selected winner of the Armoured Patrol Vehicle tender.
Deliveries of the 57 vehicles will begin by the end of 2021 and will be completed by 2022.
“We sincerely thank the Danish Ministry of Defence for its continued confidence in our EAGLE 4x4 vehicle platform, engineering, and industrial capabilities,” said Giuseppe Chillari, GDELS vice president for Wheeled Vehicles and managing director ofGDELS-Mowag. “Denmark, as a NATO member, is the first nation to order the open top version of our EAGLE 4x4 vehicle. We look forward to delivering the new RECCE Open variant to Denmark for their tests and user trials and we are confident that Denmark will benefit from running a fleet of our vehicles, which is based on a state-of-the-art 4x4 wheeled family concept.”
The EAGLE 5 has a high level of protection and a flexible and highly adaptable super structure and payload capacity. The vehicle’s inherent growth potential ensures the abilityfor future upgrades and technology insertion over the vehicle’s lifetime.