General Dynamics European Land Systems Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles, Bridges, and Artillery for Land Combat Systems

GDELS

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) provides tracked vehicles, wheeled vehicles, bridges, artillery, and ammunition for the land combat systems sector.

GDELS is a business unit of General Dynamics Corporation, which conducts its business through European operating sites located in Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and now Czech Republic.

With more than 1,870 highly skilled technical employees and as one of the European leaders in the land combat systems sector. Moreover, it has a dynamic network of R&D centers and provides its global customer base an integrated logistics support, including operating theatres.

Wheeled and tracked vehicles, bridging systems and artillery with worldwide integrated logistics

The firm’s main products comprise armored wheeled vehicles (PIRANHA, PANDUR, EAGLE, DURO), armored tracked vehicles (ASCOD 35 and ASCOD 42), bridging systems (M3, IRB, REBS, IAB, MTB,…), artillery systems (SIAC) and large-calibre ammunitions (direct / indirect fire).

Mine-resistant protected family of vehicles with highest mobility

The EAGLE is based on the advanced DURO chassis technology. More than 5,000 units are fielded worldwide.

This family of vehicles offers the highest level of commonalities within the GDELS fleet of light tactical vehicles. The military off-the-shelf product features very high payload versus low gross vehicle weight (GVW). The vehicle is the best in class protection level and provides exceptional mobility.

Using cutting-edge technologies and innovative concepts, in the design of the crew cell and its mission modules, has set a new survivability standard for light tactical vehicles.

It includes certified and proven protection against mine, improvised explosive device (IED) and ballistic threats. The modularity of the vehicle allows it to be adapted to new threats encountered in-theatre.

The forthcoming 6×6 member increases the family of vehicles to include a mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) alternative type, 15t highly protected 6×6 armored personnel carrier (up to 2+9 passengers), while also delivering outstanding growth potential.

By using one platform covering all needs, the EAGLE family allows reduction of the through life support cost of the entire fleet.

The versatility and modularity allows for the optimum balance between strategic mobility, weight and protection, as well as tactical and operational mobility, modularity and flexibility.

The EAGLE is the vehicle of choice, allowing soldiers to use the four tactical methods without any constraint: offensive, defensive, security, and assistance. These factors usually hinder innovation.

Multi-role vehicles for stabilisation and the battlefield

The PIRANHA family of vehicles offers the features and performance required of a modern, multi-role vehicle. It is well-suited to practically any battlefield and peace enforcement or stabilisation role anywhere in the world.

The PIRANHA 3 includes the modular family approach with identical features throughout all vehicle versions. It offers a payload versus gross vehicle weight (GVW), which is unrivalled on today’s vehicle market, with respect to protection levels, internal volume, and constant excellent mobility.

PIRANHA 5 has been developed to take advantage of the latest technologies to deliver class-leading survivability, capacity, and mobility, with low through-life costs and inherent growth capacity.

It is the best fully covered protected 8×8 vehicle available, including next-generation highest levels of survivability against conventional or asymmetric threats (mine, improvised explosive device and ballistic protection), with a modular concept, integrated from the design phase, and fulfilling all battlefield roles. These include infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), armored personnel carriers (APCs), and command.

Denmark has selected this platform after a demanding competitive tender including trials.

PIRANHA vehicles also offer an extraordinary level of cross-country mobility based in the suspension, in combination with a high output power pack, fourth-axle steering, and integrated driver support systems. These ensure the highest level of terrain accessibility and the best agility.

Tracked armored fighting vehicles with high load potential

The ASCOD FoV (family of vehicles) is the perfect answer to the changing tactical challenges of medium weight armored vehicles. It is composed by the ASCOD 35 and the ASCOD 42.The first, is the latest version of the Pizarro and Ulan and is in service in Spain and Austria. The ASCOD 42 is the selected platform for the UK as SCOUT SV and is now in production.

The ASCOD FoV is an affordable state-of-the-art modular vehicle that has all roles under one platform, ready for decisive action, airborne capable, with a high power-to-weight ratio and growth potential to choose between mobility, fire power or survivability. It is the best in its class protection. It has a worldwide instrument landing system (ILS), designed taking into consideration all its life cycle.

Floating and dry-gap bridge systems

GDELS-Germany’s leading position on the market has been determined by amphibious vehicles, floating and dry-gap bridge systems, with its designs meeting the technical and operational requirements of its users. They are currently in use in more than 20 countries.

With the M3 amphibious bridging and ferrying system and the Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB), the company offers today’s most modern and fastest floating bridge systems.

Rapidly Emplaced Bridge System (REBS) is an air-transportable dry-gap bridge for light and medium forces, which provides crossing capability for gaps up to 13m. MTB is a modular, all-purpose solution that provides bridge lengths of up to 8m for maximum loads of MLC40.

Armaments and large-calibre ammunition for military use

The fourth functional division of GDELS includes the design and manufacture of a wide range of armaments and large-calibre ammunition. GDELS-SBS is a world-class centre of excellence in the artillery field. It is currently producing the towed 155/52 SIAC howitzer, which is in service with the Spanish and other international armed forces.

In the missile sector, GDELS-SBS produces, integrates, and assembles many of the components of several state of the art missiles (Spike, Meteor, etc.). In the ammunition line, it manufactures a wide range of large-calibre ammunition (for direct and indirect fire), along with powder and propellants.

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Press Release

GDELS Signs Agreements with Five Czech Companies in Connection with Czech Republic’s New Tracked Vehicle Programme

The Czech Republic Government has a requirement to replace its legacy fleet of tracked armoured vehicles with modern infantry fighting vehicles.

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Modular, Versatile Tracked Vehicles for Demanding Military Missions

General Dynamics European Land Systems' (GDELS) range of tracked vehicles delivers superior performance in all environments and terrains.

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General Dynamics European Land Systems Headquarters

P.E. Cristalia Edificio 7/8

C/Vía de los Poblados

328033

Madrid

Spain

+34 91 585 04 55 +34 91 585 02 18 www.gdels.com

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M3

The M3 is the world's most modern, efficient and fastest amphibious bridging and ferrying equipment in terms of loading capacity, construction time, cross-country and marine maneuverability.

ASCOD

The ASCOD is a versatile and powerful land platform for current and future operation theatres, presently serving in NATO countries.

DURO

DURO is a well protected, highly mobile, off-road tactical transport vehicle, which is in operation worldwide. It is designed for military requirements and applications.

EAGLE

EAGLE 6x6 with the field proven EAGLE 4x4 forms a new multi-purpose family of vehicles.

IRB

The Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) provides wet-gap crossing capability for today's highly mobile combat forces.

IAB

The Infantry Assault Bridge (IAB) is a lightweight foot bridge for infantry, airborne and special operation forces.

Infantry Fighting Vehicles / Medium Combat Vehicles

The ASCOD is one of the best infantry/cavalry fighting vehicles in the world today.

MTB

The increased need for a self-sufficient, gap-crossing capability for ground forces has led to the development of the Medium Trackway Bridge (MTB).

Military Vehicles from GDELS

General Dynamics European Land Systems designs, manufactures and delivers wheeled, tracked, and amphibious vehicles, and currently has 3,000 in use around the globe.

PANDUR

PANDUR is a collection of wheeled armoured vehicles that provide a common platform for various armament and equipment.

PIRANHA

PIRANHA 3 and 5 wheeled vehicles from GDELS. The PIRANHA 3 follows in the tradition of the proven PIRANHA vehicle concept and the PIRANHA 5 is a highly mobile, armoured multi-role wheeled vehicle with a high payload and a large internal volume.

REBS

The Rapidly Emplaced Bridge System (REBS) is a dry-gap bridge of aluminum designed to provide tactical gap crossing capability for mechanised infantry units such as the US Army's Stryker brigades.

SIAC

The SIAC is a state-of-the-art 155/52 calibre towed howitzer with self-propelled capabilities due to its integrated auxiliary power unit.

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Advanced Artillery Systems for Field and Coastal Missions

General Dynamics European Land Systems' offers advanced artillery systems for armed forces and homeland security units.

24 November 2015

General Dynamics’ Bridging and Access Systems for Combat and Military Operations

GDELS's provides bridging and access systems to military clients and armed forces worldwide.

23 November 2015

Medium Trackway Bridges (MTB) for Fast, Reliable Crossings

GDELS' medium trackway bridges (MTB) provides a self-sufficient crossing capability, for both land and bodies of water.

16 November 2015

Amphibious Bridging and Ferrying Solutions for Military and Armed Forces (M3)

GDELS offers a series of amphibious bridging and ferrying systems for military applications.

15 November 2015

Improved Ribbon Bridges (IRB) for Ferrying Heavy Vehicles and Equipment

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) produces improved ribbon bridge systems for armed forces and military purposes.

8 November 2015

Infantry Assault Bridges (IAB) for Crossing Terrain and Water

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) provides infantry assault bridges for military applications and armed forces.

1 November 2015

Modular, Versatile Tracked Vehicles for Demanding Military Missions

General Dynamics European Land Systems' (GDELS) range of tracked vehicles delivers superior performance in all environments and terrains.

19 October 2015

Tracked, Wheeled and Amphibious Military Vehicles from GDELS

General Dynamics European Land Systems designs, manufactures and delivers wheeled, tracked, and amphibious vehicles, as well as combat systems such as armaments and munitions.

6 October 2015

PIRANHA Wheeled Vehicles Offering the Highest Level of Combat Protection

The PIRANHA is the most versatile, battle-proven wheeled vehicle from General Dynamics European Land Systems.

Eagle Series of Modular Combat Vehicles for Functionality and Flexibilty

The EAGLE provides over 3,000kg payload, an internal protected volume of more than 6 m3 and a flexible load space in the rear of the vehicle.

Press Release

5 June 2017

The Czech Republic Government has a requirement to replace its legacy fleet of tracked armoured vehicles with modern infantry fighting vehicles.

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17 May 2017

The PIRANHA, the latest member of the PIRANHA family of 8x8 wheeled vehicles of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), which has been selected by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) for the Armoured Personal Carrier (APC) requirement, enters the next stage in the procurement program.

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1 May 2017

On April 27, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and its partner General Dynamics Mission Systems and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems successfully conducted a three-day vehicle demonstration and live firing event with a PIRANHA Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV).

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6 February 2017

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced that it has signed a contract for the production and delivery of the latest variant of the M3 Amphibious Bridge and Ferry System for a customer in south-east Asia.

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1 February 2017

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) signed a contract on 22 December 2016 with the Austrian Ministry of Defense to deliver 34 additional PANDUR 6x6 vehicles.

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13 June 2016

The German Army's 130th Engineer Battalion (PzPiBtl 130) personal and the British Army's 23rd Engineer Troops combined engineer unit operated the longest M3 floating bridge ever built to allow NATO forces to cross the Vistula river near Chełmno, Poland.

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9 June 2016

General Dynamics European Land Systems will display the new PIRANHA 3+, recently selected by the Swiss Army for its Mortar Carrier program, during the EUROSATORY exhibition in Paris, from 13-17 June 2016 in Hall 5 / Booth G847.

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7 June 2016

General Dynamics European Land Systems will present its latest tracked and wheeled vehicle technology and premier two new vehicles at the EUROSATORY 2016 exhibition in Paris in June 2016: the new PIRANHA 3+, recently selected by the Swiss Army, and the new DURO 4X4, a revival of a legend.

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27 May 2016

In April, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) successfully demonstrated the load of a PIRANHA 5 8x8 Armoured Personal Carrier (APC) into an Airbus A400M cargo aircraft during an evaluation exercise.

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27 January 2016

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has signed a contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organisation (DALO) for the delivery of 309 PIRANHA 5 Armoured Personal Carriers (APC) in six variants (Infantry, Command, Ambulance, Engineer, Mortar and Repair), as well as a multi-year sustainment contract for the through life support of the vehicles in the future.

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4 January 2016

The Danish Army has awarded a multi-year framework contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) to provide ongoing support for its fleet of PIRANHA 3, DURO IIIP and EAGLE IV vehicles.

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17 November 2015

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) will deliver the initial batch of the Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) to Sweden in November.

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11 November 2015

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has signed a USD$28 million contract from the Australian Department of Defence (DOD) for the production and delivery of the Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) under the Land 155 programme for enhanced gap crossing equipment.

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15 October 2015

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and land mines have developed into one of the biggest threats facing allied land forces.

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22 April 2015

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Regional Offices

General Dynamics European Land Systems Headquarters

P.E. Cristalia Edificio 7/8

C/Vía de los Poblados

328033

Madrid

Spain

+34 91 585 04 55 +34 91 585 02 18 www.gdels.com
General Dynamics European Land Systems-Germany GmbH

Barbarossastr 30

67655

Kaiserslautern

Germany

+49 0 631 3616 0 +49 0 631 3616 1300
General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH

Unterseestrasse 65

8280

Kreuzlingen

Switzerland

+41 0 71 677 55 00 +41 0 71 672 28 86
General Dynamics European Land Systems-Steyr GmbH

Bleibtreustrasse 2

A-1110

Vienna

Austria

+43 1 760 64 0 +43 1 769 81 49
General Dynamics European Land Systems-Czech s.r.o.

Náchodská 469/137

Horní Počernice

193 00 Praha 9

Czech Republic

+420 230 234 620 +420 230 234 620

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