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The Danish Army has received 56 EAGLE V vehicles and the prototype of an open reconnaissance version. The value of the order has been put at around €42M euros. In 2017, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation entered into a framework agreement with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) for the delivery of EAGLE V multi-role protected vehicles in five variants (Patrol, open & closed reconnaissance, electronic warfare and logistics).

First introduced in 2010, the 4×4 EAGLE V is protected against mines, improvised explosive devices and ballistic threats as standard. The vehicle, which is in the ten-tonne class, can accommodate five equipped soldiers. The 180 kW Cummins diesel engine accelerates the vehicle to a maximum of 110 km/h via an Allison 2500 automatic transmission and a Remote-Controlled Weapon Station can be mounted on the roof.

Germany has the largest EAGLE V fleet with 176 in use and 80 6x6s versions on order. Switzerland ordered 100 examples last year to carry the TaSys tactical reconnaissance system.

Gerhard Heiming