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General Dynamics will supply Germany with additional Eagle-5 BBM

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General Dynamics will supply Germany with additional Eagle-5 BBM

The German Armed Forces signed a contract with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) to supply 76 additional Eagle-5 armored vehicles with the 4X4 wheel formula.


The contract was concluded as part of the procurement program for commander and special armored vehicles (German. Geschutzte Fuhrungs- und Funktionsfahrzeuge - GFF) “Class.2”.

The first contract for the supply of 100 armored vehicles "Eagle 5" the Federal Office for Armament, Information Technology and Operation of Germany (BAAINBw) signed with the company GDELS in June 2013 of the year. It included an option to supply the 76 BBM, which is now implemented.

The decision to purchase was made after the German Armed Forces carried out complex tests on the sites, during which it demonstrated compliance with the requirements of the Bundeswehr, including high maneuverability, throughput, survival and suitability for use for various tasks.

According to Jane's Differences Weekly, with reference to GDELS, all additional vehicles will be delivered to the German Armed Forces before the end of 2015. The cost of the purchase has not been disclosed.

The production of BBM will be carried out at the enterprises of the General Dynamics European European Systems Systems in Kreuslingen (Switzerland) and Kaiserslautern (Germany).

BBM "Eagle-5" is an improved version of the armored "Eagle-4", which were previously purchased to equip the German Armed Forces.

According to the developers, Eagle-5 allows to transport a large payload and provides a higher level of protection for the calculation with the same level of maneuverability. Due to the high unification of components in the BBM of the Eagle family (of the order of 80%), the total cost of operating new armored vehicles will be reduced.

The length of the BBM "Eagle-5" is 5,40 m, height - 2,38 m, width - 2,2 m, maximum combat weight - 10 tons. The machine is designed to carry up to 5 people. It is equipped with a six-cylinder Cummins diesel engine with an 245 hp power, an Allison automatic five-speed transmission and develops a maximum speed on the highway to 110 km / h. The BBM is equipped with an anti-WMD protection system, a patented anti-roll bar, a de-Dion suspension, a tire pressure adjustment system and permanent all-wheel drive. The modular protection system provides a high survival rate when firing from small arms weapons and undermining on mines and IEDs.

The German Armed Forces acquired a total of X-NUMX armored "Eagle-505" in the framework of the program GFF "Class.4". The GFF program includes four different hardware classes: 2-ton (GFF 5); 1 ton (GFF 7,5); 2-ton (GFF 12,5) and 3-ton (GFF 25). In addition to Eagle-4 and Eagle-4, as part of GFF 5, Germany purchased Enock, light armored patrol vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, as part of GFF 2; Dingo-1 of the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) company as part of the GFF 2. For the GFF 3 program, KMW and Vicent 4x6 armored vehicles and Vicent 6x8 wheelsets are available from Rheinmetall Landsysteme.
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  1. Antibrim
    Antibrim 12 March 2014 14: 17
    +1
    let them buy) they will spend more money, despite the fact that in the EU the collapse is planned, they could develop their industry, but NATO) is better to feed America)
  2. Manager
    Manager 12 March 2014 14: 43
    -2
    Outright squalor!
  3. avg
    avg 12 March 2014 14: 45
    0
    Germans, history gives you a chance not only not to get involved, but perhaps even prevent a war. Sin is not to take advantage. And all you need is to slightly restrain your geyropeyskih mongrel, and sit on the priest evenly. yes
  4. Cherdak
    Cherdak 12 March 2014 14: 45
    +3
    Famously, however, GDELS "pushed" ARTEC with their real GTK "Boxer". And this is good news, because the Eagle V is a raskoryak for conquering African natives.

    Boxer BBM is produced by the German-Dutch industrial consortium ARTEC GmbH, which includes German companies Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (36%), Rheinmetall Landsystem (14%), and Rheinmetal Nederland (50%).
    GTK Boxer costs around € 3 million per unit


    These in Europe are better not necessary!
    1. Aleksandr12
      Aleksandr12 12 March 2014 15: 19
      +2
      The cost of the SCC "Bocher" is about € 3 million per unit

      BTR for three lyamas! it is better to buy a tank or a BMP-3 compartment, also for fuel and ammunition with spare parts enough + wash well))
  5. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 12 March 2014 15: 16
    +2
    No, guys! Germans are serious guys. They know how to make weapons. And, if everything is as described in the article, a worthy opponent (not an opponent) to our Tiger.
  6. 120352
    120352 12 March 2014 15: 39
    0
    Basins, of course, rubbish. A 12-gauge shotgun to knock through such a chip is to do it for nothing. But, as they say, "master-master". However, how will they pay off? And who after that will feed the unfortunate Bulgarians, Hungarians, Romanians, Greeks, Portuguese, Spaniards, Balts and other beggars? And what will be left on the promises to the foolish Ukrainians?
  7. Capyar 48315
    Capyar 48315 12 March 2014 16: 00
    0
    Well, buy and don’t. Personally, this machine is interesting to me from two points of view - would cut (in nature) and check the armor for lice (at the test site)
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  8. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 12 March 2014 16: 02
    +1
    Quote: 120352
    Basins, of course, rubbish. A 12-gauge shotgun to knock through such a chip is to do it for nothing. But, as they say, "master-master". However, how will they pay off? And who after that will feed the unfortunate Bulgarians, Hungarians, Romanians, Greeks, Portuguese, Spaniards, Balts and other beggars? And what will be left on the promises to the foolish Ukrainians?

    About "Basins", in the sense of "Tigers"? Enlighten the stupid, if that.
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  10. Arh
    Arh 12 March 2014 16: 38
    +2
    Why not a tiger? ? ?
    1. andron72
      andron72 12 March 2014 19: 38
      0
      I drive my fishing every summer [VAZ-21074] laughing sometimes the road is more savvy and more important
  11. STALGRAD76
    STALGRAD76 12 March 2014 16: 52
    +3
    Germans?? Buying a car ???
  12. GRAY
    GRAY 12 March 2014 18: 15
    0

    Nothing like that either.
  13. gunter_laux
    gunter_laux 12 March 2014 20: 57
    0
    Doubts torment me ... why the hell..ren the Bundeswehr is such a joy when their used cars request