Germany Signs Contract for 20 Army Ambulances

9 November 2009 (Last Updated November 9th, 2009 18:30)

The German Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems to deliver 20 EAGLE protected Ambulance Vehicles. The EAGLE ambulance vehicles delivered under the contract will replace ambulances currently in service with the army. The 5.40m-long, 2.16m-wide E

The German Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems to deliver 20 EAGLE protected Ambulance Vehicles.

The EAGLE ambulance vehicles delivered under the contract will replace ambulances currently in service with the army.

The 5.40m-long, 2.16m-wide EAGLE ambulance vehicle accommodates five people including a driver and two medical personnel, and runs at a maximum speed of 110km/h on the road.

The EAGLE offers superior on and off-road mobility and high-level crew protection against ballistic threats, mines and improvised explosive devices.

Additionally, the EAGLE provides low operation, training and maintenance costs due to its high degree of logistic commonality among the EAGLE GFF 2 vehicles and the army's latest YAK tactical truck.

Both classes of vehicles share many essential components including the engine, transmission, axles, wheel drives, differentials and brakes.

The contract is part of an agreement signed in 2008 for the delivery of 198 EAGLE vehicles, which also includes related logistic services.