ExCeL Exhibition Centre, London – At Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), General Dynamics Land Systems–UK and General Dynamics European Land Systems are showcasing PIRANHA 5, General Dynamics’ 8x8 platform that is a candidate for the British Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) Programme.
PIRANHA 5 is a highly mobile and protected platform with a payload of over 13 tonnes, providing significant growth potential throughout the life of the platform. It is modular by design and can be reconfigured quickly to accomplish a wide-range of mission objectives.
General Dynamics Land Systems–UK will demonstrate PIRANHA 5’s innovations in electronic architectures, mobility and protection. It has proven its success in competitive trials around the world, and has been selected by Denmark and Spain for the modernisation of their Armed Forces. PIRANHA 5 is currently in production for the Danish Army.
Kevin Connell, vice president of General Dynamics Land Systems–UK, said: “The PIRANHA family of vehicles are highly reliable and in active service with Armed Forces worldwide. We can deliver PIRANHA 5 vehicles quickly to the British Army to meet the planned Initial Operating Capability for the MIV programme from an existing production line, before transferring production to our Merthyr Tydfil facility in South Wales, creating significant employment right across our extensive UK supply chain. PIRANHA 5 is the best-value-for-money solution to the British Army’s MIV requirement, supporting British industry and jobs.”
General Dynamics Land Systems has a long pedigree and worldwide experience in delivering tracked and wheeled military vehicles, alongside specialist knowledge in complex, scalable electronic architectures. It delivers, amongst others, AJAX, the Abrams main battle tank, LAV (Light Armoured Vehicle) and Stryker Family of Vehicles, and the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush – Protected (MRAP).
Note to Editor: On Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 15:30 in the East Theatre at the London ExCeL, General Dynamics will give a presentation entitled ‘How Does a Modern, Digitised 8x8 Deliver a Strike Capability?’ It will cover the British Army’s Strike concept, and offer thoughts on the coherent capability required to deliver the Strike capability, including the role of an 8x8 platform in enabling manoeuvre at a Divisional level, as well as the importance of a network enabled Land Environment Tactical CIS that allows agile sharing and dissemination of information across the battlefield.
About General Dynamics UK
General Dynamics United Kingdom (General Dynamics UK) has two primary lines of business: Land Systems and Mission Systems. General Dynamics UK works in partnership with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) providing the nation’s primary land capabilities including, amongst others, Bowman, the British Armed Forces tactical communications programme, and AJAX, the replacement for the British Army’s reconnaissance vehicle fleet. The company also delivers avionics equipment used in rotary and fixed wing platforms, highly integrated mission and video management systems, flexible stores management systems, data link processing and video and data recorders for UK and international customers.