General Dynamics European Land Systems presents a new variant of PIRANHA IFV at the HEMUS Exhibition 2018

Category: Exhibitions

PLODIV (Bulgaria) -- General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) will present a new variant of its advanced 8x8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle PIRANHA IFV, at the XIII International Defence Exhibition HEMUS 2018 between May 30 and June 2 in Plodiv, Bulgaria.

The PIRANHA IFV will be fitted with the latest Elbit UT30MK2 unmanned turret armed with an Orbital ATK Armament Systems 30 mm MK44 dual feed cannon, 7.62 mm co-axial MG, a pod of two anti-tank guided weapons (ATGW) and an advanced digital Communication and Information System (CIS) from General Dynamics Mission Systems. The vehicle is a candidate for the Bulgarian Army’s Battalion Battle Group (BBG) acquisition project.

“It is key for us to present to our customer various options of armament systems so they can choose the optimum for their specific needs,” said Thomas Kauffmann, General Dynamics European Land Systems Vice President International Business & Services.

In 2017 General Dynamics European Land Systems presented the PIRANHA IFV with a medium calibre armament system from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to the Bulgarian Army at the Military polygon Tylbeto near the city of Kazanlak, Bulgaria.

The PIRANHA is one of the most successful Western 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle in the world. More than 12,000 vehicles of the PIRANHA family are in service with 20 user nations including and several European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Romania, Spain, and Switzerland.

General Dynamics European Land Systems has developed a tailor-made industrial participation and growth strategy for Bulgarian companies, which will create sustainable business opportunities. At this years’s Hemus exhibition General Dynamics European Land Systems and General Dynamics Mission Systems will sign collaboration arrangements with various key Bulgarian industry partners with regard to the upcoming BBG acquisition project.

“Over the last three years in Bulgaria we have developed a strong team of local companies and partners to be able to respond to the BBG project not only with a superior vehicle offering but also to offer unmatched economic benefits to Bulgaria and its local industry,” said Thomas Kauffmann.

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Piranha 8x8D (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

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Piranha (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

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Piranha IIIC (Self-propelled antitank guided missile system)

Piranha IIIC (Command vehicle)

Piranha III 8x8 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha II (Repair and recovery vehicle)

Piranha IV 8x8 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha ACV (Fire support vehicle)

Piranha I 8x8 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha II 8x8 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha I 6x6 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha I 4x4 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha II 4x4 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha II 6x6 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha III 10x10 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha III 10x10 (Reconnaissance Vehicle)

Piranha II 8x8 (Command vehicle)

Piranha III Kapris (Command vehicle)

Desert Piranha 5 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha 6x6 (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha (Fire support vehicle)

Piranha (Command vehicle)

Piranha (Ambulance vehicle)

Piranha (Self-propelled mortar)

Piranha (Reconnaissance Vehicle)

Piranha IIIC (Ambulance vehicle)

Piranha IIIC (Reconnaissance Vehicle)

Piranha IIIC (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha Evolution (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

Piranha V (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

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