General Dynamics European Land Systems S.L. (GDELS), through its Switzerland-based subsidiary GDELS-Mowag, has been notified by the Ministry of Defense of Denmark that the PIRANHA 5 Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) has been selected as the new Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) for the Danish Armed Forces. The contract from the Danish Ministry of Defense will include the acquisition of a minimum of 206 new armoured personnel carriers, with the exact number to be determined at a later date.
«General Dynamics European Land Systems is very proud to have been selected to supply its PIRANHA 5 to the Danish Armed Forces as it underlines the confidence and satisfaction of our Danish customer», said Alfonso Ramonet, president of General Dynamics European Land Systems. «General Dynamics European Land Systems looks forward to a close and cooperative relationship with the Danish Ministry of Defense in their selection of a new generation of armored vehicles».
«We are confident that this program and the PIRANHA 5 in particular will guarantee the best protection for the Danish troops and provide the best value for the Danish industrial base. We will work with the Danish Ministry of Defense, our local industry partner Falck Schmidt Defense Systems and other Danish industry to provide the best solution and to meet our customer’s requirements on turn-around time, on-time delivery, cost-effective support and best value», said Alfonso Ramonet.
General Dynamics European Land Systems, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, is a business unit of General Dynamics, and conducts its business through five European operating sites located in Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic.
Highly mobile, armored multi-role wheeled vehicle with a high payload and a large internal volume. The PIRANHA 5 provides protection against current threats. Its integrated modular and adaptable survivability system can also be tailored to protect against future threats.
The economic Fuel Efficient Drivetrain System (FEDS) and the high performance diesel engine provide the expected power and cruising range. There is still growth potential in the area of hybrid power boost technology.
The semi-active hydro-pneumatic suspension system with height management allows the highest mobility and provides excellent ride comfort for the crew. The open vehicle architecture with health/usage monitoring system allows for rapid system integration, data exchange between onboard systems and future growth.
The wheeled PIRANHA 5 is technologically one of the most advanced armoured wheeled vehicles, built on international battlefield experience. The inherent growth potential and power reserves will provide the Danish Armed Forces the ability to upgrade the vehicle over the lifetime in accordance with new evolving requirements in the future. It builds on the heritage of the PIRANHA vehicle family already in service with the Danish Armed Forces, which has been proven in international operations.
|Empty weight||17.0 t/37,478.6 lbs|
|Payload||13.0 t/28,660.1 lbs|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)||30.0 t/66,138.7 lbs|
|Overall length||8.00 m/26.2467 feet|
|Height over hull||2.34 m/7.67717 feet|
|Overall width||2.99 m/9.80971 feet|
|Angle of approach||45°|
|Angle of departure||35°|
|Number of seats||up to 13|
|PERFORMANCES WITH GVW|
|Maximum speed on roads||62 mph/100 km/h|
|Creep speed||1.8 mph/3 km/h|
|Maximum side slope||40 %|
|Maximum step climbing||0.75 m/2.46063 feet|
|Fording depth||1.50 m/4.92126 feet|
|Trench crossing capability||2.00 m/6.56168 feet|
|Turning circle (curb-to-curb)||15.0 m/49.2126 feet|
|Range on roads (mix of road/off-road driving)||550 km/342 miles|
|Operating voltage||28 V DC|
|Power-to-weight ratio||14.3 kW/t (19.3 hp/t)|
|Performance||430 kW/580 hp|
|Mode of operation||Automatic|
|Number of gears||7+1 r.|
|DRIVELINE AND SUSPENSION|
|Axles||All wheel drive|
|Fuel Efficient Drive train System (FEDS)|
|Wheels and tires||14.00/R 20 or 16.00/R 20 with Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS), run-flat inserts|
|Suspension system||Height-adjustable, semi-active, hydropneumatic suspension system, independent on all wheel stations|
|Shock absorbers||Hydraulic, integrated in the hydro elements|
|Brakes system||Pneumatic double-circuit brake with 6-channel ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)|
|AMPHIBIOUS KIT (OPTION)|
|Seawater cooling system|
|Closable louvres of engine grills|
|Water propulsion||2 propellers|
|Steering control||2 twin rudders|
|Trim van and snorkel system|
|Modular integrated protection layout|
|Baseline vehicle is designed for the highest level of protection against mine and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threats|
|Latest shielding technology against Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) threats|
|Add on armour for different protection levels with coverage >95%|
|Provision for the Active Protection System (APS)|
|Remotely controlled light weapon stations up to heavy turret/gun systems|
|Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) overpressure system|
|Fire-suppression system for the crew compartment|
|Integrated starter generator for 100 kW external power|
|Modular electronics architecture (VECTRONICS, MILCAN, HUMS),upgradeable according to customer requirements|
|BUILT-IN GROWTH POTENTIAL|
|Gross Vehicle Weight rating||33.0 t/72,752.5 lbs|
|Hybrid boost power||+100 kW|
|Latest protection kit|