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GD Unveils Piranha 5 Combat Vehicle at Eurosatory 2010

22 June 2010

General Dynamics Land Systems has launched the Piranha 5, the latest variant of the series, at the Eurosatory 2010 defence trade show in Paris, France.

The Piranha 5 offers significantly improved payload, internal volume, survivability and mobility compared with earlier versions, according to shephard.co.uk.

The vehicle was demonstrated as an infantry fighting vehicle, with capacity for three crew and a dismount squad of eight soldiers.

The combat vehicle is equipped with the new Kongsberg medium-calibre remote weapon station, a Javelin medium range fire-and-forget anti-armour missile and the Saab LEDS-150 active protection system.

The 17t Piranha 5 has an operational range of 550km and can travel at a maximum road speed of 100km/h.

Additional features of the vehicle include a semi-active hydro-pneumatic suspension system with height management control.

The Piranha 5 vehicle allows various configurations on the battlefield including armoured personnel carrier, ambulance, reconnaissance, command, and mortar and direct fire.