General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has been awarded a supply contract for the Danish Army’s new 4×4 Armoured Patrol Vehicle programme (APV).

After a competitive tendering process, including an intensive comparative vehicle trial, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization (DALO) has selected GDELS-Mowag’s EAGLE 4×4 vehicle platform.

The initial batch consists of 36 vehicles in the Patrol configuration, with first deliveries in 2018. The contract has options for further variants, including Electronic Warfare, Support and Reconnaissance.

The vehicles will complement the Danish Army’s existing EAGLE vehicle fleet.

“We are very proud to have received this contract after an intensive international competition,” said Thomas Lattmann, Director International Business & Services, General Dynamics European Land Systems.

“The Eagle’s selection underlines the confidence and satisfaction of our Danish customer with our products and proves the ‘first-in-class’ position of our EAGLE 4×4 in the segment of light and highly protected vehicles.”

The contract was signed on 15 June 2017 through General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag, the Switzerland-based subsidiary of General Dynamics European Land Systems.

The EAGLE 4×4 is one of the most advanced light armoured wheeled vehicles and it has demonstrated its excellence in various military missions. The tremendous growth potential and power reserves of the EAGLE will provide the Danish Armed Forces with a vehicle capability to meet today’s and tomorrow’s requirements. Different configurations of the EAGLE vehicle family are successfully in service with the
Danish Armed Forces, the German Bundeswehr and the Swiss Army. In addition to its unmatched level of protection, the EAGLE 4×4 provides increased payload and crew capacity.

With its unique suspension and drive-line system, the EAGLE 4×4 sets the standard in terms of mobility and manoeuvrability in this vehicle class.