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Germany orders further 80 Eagle vehicles from General Dynamics

Eagle 6x6 in the
Photo: GDELS

The German procurement agency (BAAINBw) has awarded General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) a contract for the delivery of 80 Eagle 6×6 vehicles for the German Army’s ambulance corps.

According to GDELS, first vehicle deliveries will start in 2021 and continue throughout 2024.

The Eagle was selected in a competitive tender process under the medium protected ambulance vehicle program (“mittleres geschütztes Ambulanzfahrzeug”), which will close the gap between the Germany’s light and heavy ambulance vehicle fleet.

GDELS said it would manufacture the vehicles at its sites in Switzerland and Germany. For the German program, a significant part of the production will be completed in Kaiserslautern and Sembach with the involvement of dozens of German suppliers.

“This contract will further strengthen our capabilities as a leading vehicle OEM and will result in a multi-million investment into our German vehicle maintenance hub in Sembach” said Dr. Christian Kauth, managing director of GDELS-Deutschland.

The German Army and German Federal Police operate a fleet of close to 700 Eagle vehicles.

The Eagle 6×6 is the latest and largest member of the Eagle family and has a high degree of commonality with the 4×4 version. Germany is the second customer for this new Eagle version after the Swiss Army.