A contract signed to this effect is expected to secure hundreds of jobs in Austria, the company stated.
Under the contract, Austria will receive 34 additional modernised Pandur 6×6 vehicles with significantly higher ballistic and mine protection.
General Dynamics European Land Systems vice-president Dr. Thomas Kauffmann said: “We are very proud to receive this contract from the Austrian Ministry of Defense because it illustrates the confidence and satisfaction of the Austrian Armed Forces.
“Austria is a very important home market for General Dynamics European Land Systems and we value our long-lasting partnership with the Austrian customer.”
The new vehicles will be completely manufactured in Austria, with plans to deliver the first vehicle in 2018.
General Dynamics is adding a new power pack and a modern remotely controlled weapon station to the Pandur vehicles.
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Since 1994, Austria is operating 71 Pandur vehicles in the country and on several international peace keeping missions abroad.
Capable of reaching speeds of up to 110km/h, Pandur wheeled armoured vehicle has a length of 5.8m, width of 2.5m, a height of 2.06m and wheelbase of 1.53m.
The vehicle can accommodate a crew of ten members.
Prior to the latest deal, the company secured a contract from the Romanian Armed Forces to supply a fifth batch of additional Piranha III 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles to the army.