Denmark will replace M113 with Piranha 5 APC

pc5_17Jane’s is reporting that Denmark has selected the General Dynamics European Land Systems – MOWAG Piranha 5 8×8 to be its new APC.  This announcement marks an end to the largest armored vehicle competition in Europe, one that pitted wheeled and tracked designs against each other.  The winning Piranha 5 had competed in trials against one other 8×8, the Nexter Systems Véhicule Blindé de Combat d’Infanterie, and three tracked offerings: the FFG Flensburger Protected Mission Module Carrier G5, BAE Systems Armadillo and General Dynamics European Land Systems – Santa Barbara Sistemas ASCOD 2.  Denmark will purchase a minimum of 206 Piranha 5s, with the number potentially rising to 450, although the MoD stated that “the exact number will be determined at a later date.”

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