At Eurosatory, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) is presenting its newest 4×4 MERLIN Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) designed to respond to the operational requirements of modern airborne, special and light infantry forces. The vehicle is based upon the same engineering principles as the combat-proven EAGLE, the company writes in a press release.
A new member in the GDELS wheeled vehicles family, MERLIN fits inside CH-47 and/or CH-53 transport helicopters and can accommodate up to ten soldiers. The driveline and suspension technology of the vehicle is a derivate of GDELS`DURO / EAGLE 4×4 chassis. MERLIN can be configured in different variants for:
- personnel transport
- combat missions