In October last year, the Ministry of Economy of Romania and the General Dynamics European Land Systems Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding, under which Bucharest planned to assemble an assembly of Piranha V armored personnel carriers. Yesterday it became known that the military department signed a contract for the purchase of 227 Pirani, which should replace Soviet-made armored personnel carriers, which are in service with the Romanian army.
According to the agreement, licensed production of combat vehicles will be launched at the facilities of the Bucharest Mechanical Plant, which is part of the national defense company Romarm. In total, 197 armored personnel carriers will be assembled in Romania, 30 will be delivered in ready form.
Piranha is a family of multipurpose wheeled armored vehicles developed by the Swiss company Mowag, which has been part of General Dynamics Corporation since 2010. Piranha is produced in 4 × 4, 6 × 6, 8 × 8 and 10 × 10 versions and has the following options: armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, military reconnaissance vehicle, RHBZ reconnaissance vehicle, command headquarters vehicle, armored repair unit, evacuation unit, armored repair unit, evacuation unit, reconnaissance vehicle RHBZ, command and command vehicle, armored repair unit machine transfers "Warspot"