German army, police order Eagle IVs

Sept. 7, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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VIENNA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Germany has given General Dynamics European Land Systems two additional awards for delivery of 70 Eagle IV vehicles.

The company said 60 the armor-protected vehicles will be added to the regular fleet of protected wheeled vehicles in the Bundeswehr, while 10 will be deployed to support the German Federal Police in Afghanistan.

The orders, signed in April and July, will increase the German Eagle IV fleet to a total of 288 vehicles, the company said in a news release.

All vehicles for the Bundeswehr and the German Federal Police will be jointly manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems-MOWAG in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and in Kaiserslautern by General Dynamics European Land Systems-Germany.

Numerous German suppliers will be engaged in the manufacture and supply of many key components, General Dynamics said.

General Dynamics was first contracted to supply Eagle vehicles to the Bundeswehr in 2008.

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