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Danish army to receive Leonardo-Finmeccanica's GVA mission system

Contract will see Leonardo's GVA mission system fitted into the majority of the army's land vehicles.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Danish army to receive Leonardo-Finmeccanica's GVA mission system
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has signed a deal with the Danish military to provide its GVA mission system for the army's land vehicle fleet, the company announced Wednesday. Danish soldiers are shown here on a Leopard II tank, one of the vehicles set to be fitted with the system, during training in Poland in 2015. U.S. Army photo

ROME, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Leonardo-Finmeccanica has signed a deal with the Danish military to provide its GVA mission system for the army's land vehicle fleet, the company announced Wednesday.

Leonardo systems and sensors will be fitted to the majority of the service's land vehicles, potentially more than 500, under the contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization, Leonardo said in a statement.

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The system is developed to be compliant with the latest Generic Vehicle Architecture technology and will be fitted on platforms that include the newly procured Piranha V armored personnel carrier, new armored patrol vehicles, Wisent engineering vehicles, Leopard II main battle tanks and CV90 infantry fighting vehicles.

The first production order under the contract is expected to be delivered soon, the company said.

Modular mission systems will be tailored for each vehicle's type and role, with the military able to select a mix of imaging sensors best suited to the task while benefiting from lower maintenance costs and ease of training inherent in systems comprised of common elements.

The General Vehicle Architecture standard is an approach to vehicle mission systems that uses standard infrastructure and system control interfaces, making training easier and upgrades more straightforward.

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The architecture also allows other mission systems, such as high-powered, mass-mounted sensors for reconnaissance and remote weapons stations for local protection, to be readily integrated through existing displays, saving space and reducing costs.

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