General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag will deliver 100 EAGLE 6x6 reconnaissance vehicles to the Swiss Army.
The EAGLE 6x6 was selected after an international competition conducted by armasuisse, the Swiss federal office for defence procurement. This first order of the EAGLE 6x6 is a milestone for the latest development of the EAGLE vehicle family.
The 100 EAGLE V 6x6 vehicles will be the vehicle platform of the Army's tactical reconnaissance system "TASYS." TASYS will be used to gather intelligence for the Swiss Armed Forces, including support of civilian authorities. It consists of an EAGLE V 6x6 carrier vehicle, a multi-sensor system mounted on a telescopic mast and a data processing system.
For self-protection, the highly-mobile EAGLE V 6x6 TASYS is armoured and equipped with a remotely controlled weapon station. The vehicle offers sufficient payload reserves for future improvements, such as the integration of additional sensors. The EAGLE V 6x6 TASYS starts production in 2020 and will be fielded between 2023 and 2025.
Besides the Swiss Army, the EAGLE V 4x4 is also extensively used by both Denmark and Germany. The further development of the EAGLE V 4x4 into the EAGLE V 6x6 was inspired by operational experience and the need for a vehicle with increased volume, greater payload, more compact exterior dimensions, as well as constant high mobility and maximised protection.
FACTS ABOUT THE EAGLE V
The EAGLE V is available in 4x4 and 6x6 versions and is one of the most modern protected wheeled vehicles in its class. In addition to offering protection against mines and improvised explosive devices, the EAGLE V 6x6 offers a high payload and a large transport volume, within compact dimensions. Its axle and drive system delivers off-road mobility and on-road driving safety.