Designation:

Eagle IV

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Manufacturer: General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH  
Product type: Auxiliary Vehicles  
Name: Tactical vehicle  

MOWAG (now General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH) originally developed the Eagle reconnaissance vehicle to meet the operational requirements of the Swiss Army.

It is based on the US AM General High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) chassis, which has been fitted with a new armoured body developed by MOWAG. This provides the occupants with protection against small-arms fire, shell splinters and anti-personnel mines.

The baseline Eagle reconnaissance vehicle has a one-person MOWAG MBK 2 armoured observation cupola armed with a 7.62mm machine gun and a day/thermal-imaging device, which is mounted on top of the vehicle.

The first batch of 154 Swiss Army vehicles are called the Eagle I and the second batch of 175 the Eagle II. The latter is based on the more recent Enhanced Capacity Vehicle with increased carrying capacity and enhanced performance.

The latest vehicle is the Eagle III: some 120 have been delivered to the Swiss Army for use in the forward-observation role. It is fitted with a retractable mast on top of which is mounted a day/night sensor package that also includes a laser rangefinder. This is used in conjunction with a land navigation system and extensive communications equipment.

Standard equipment includes powered steering, smoke grenade launchers, a nuclear, biological and chemical defensive system, run-flat tyres and communications equipment.

Optional equipment includes air conditioning, a central tyre-pressure regulation system, a self-recovery winch and an add-on mine-protection system.

More recently, MOWAG developed the Eagle IV, based on its Duro II 4x4 chassis. This has a significant increase in payload and is therefore able to undertake a much wider range of battlefield roles. The gross vehicle weight of the Eagle IV is 7,600kg; its curb weight with Level III protection is 6,000kg. The first prototype of the Eagle IV was completed late last year and is now undergoing extensive trials.


Specifications:
Property Value
Number of drive wheels
4
Number of wheels
4
Weight (kg)
7600
Length (mm)
5090
Height (mm)
2000
Width (mm)
2160
Ground clearance (mm)
400
Crew
4
Payload (kg)
2400
Max. road speed (km/h)
120
Gradient (%)
60
Side slope (%)
40
Vertical obstacle (mm)
400
Max. road range (km)
480
Engine power output (h.p.)
250
Number of forward gears
5


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
1000 (Transmission)
1
FLW 100 (Remote controlled weapon station)
1
ISBe 5.9L Turbo (Diesel engine)
1
LEMUR (Remote controlled weapon station)
1

Eagle IV quantities:
Country Qnt
DENMARK DENMARK
90
GERMANY GERMANY
495
Qnt:
585

Last Contracts:
Qnt Customer Value Add Date
(Close Date)
Unit cost
60
GERMANY
$78.000.000
May 2010
(Nov 2013)
$1,300,000
20
GERMANY
 
Nov 2009
(Dec 2010)
 
198
GERMANY
$141.000.000
Nov 2008
(Nov 2010)
$712,121
198
GERMANY
$140.000.000
Jul 2008
(Aug 2010)
$707,071
85
DENMARK
$38.000.000
Dec 2005
(Jul 2007)
$447,059
Average Unit Cost:
$733,826

All contracts...


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