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Denmark orders additional Eagle 4×4 vehicles from GDELS

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The Danish Ministry of Defense has awarded a CHF 46 million (USD 52 million) contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag (GDELS-Mowag) for the delivery of an additional 56 Eagle 4×4 patrol vehicles, including the first prototype of the Reconnaissance Open variant.

This second order is part of the armored patrol vehicle (APV) framework agreement, which GDELS-Mowag and Danish defense procurement agency DALO signed in June 2017, after the EAGLE 4×4 was selected as the winner of the APV tender.

The initial batch consisted of 36 vehicles in the patrol configuration with first deliveries starting in 2018.

Deliveries of the additional 57 vehicles will begin by the end of 2021 and will be completed in 2022.

“We sincerely thank the Danish defense ministry for its continued confidence in our Eagle 4×4 vehicle platform, engineering, and industrial capabilities,” said Giuseppe Chillari, GDELS vice president for wheeled vehicles and managing director of GDELS-Mowag.

“I’m especially proud that Denmark, as a NATO member, is the first nation to order the open top version of our Eagle 4×4 vehicle. We look forward to delivering the new RECCE Open variant to Denmark for their tests and user trials and we are confident that Denmark will benefit from running a fleet of our vehicles,” Chillari added.

In addition to the 4x4s, Denmark also opted for the GDELS Piranha 5 armored personnel carrier vehicle, ordering over 300 units in 2016. The final vehicles will be delivered by 2023, replacing the M113 armored vehicle currently in service with the Danish armed forces.